Sentry Savannah Photos; 1 February 2018

Savannah - After breakfast yesterday morning, I drove out to Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport to catch the Sentry Savannah aircraft recovering to Savannah from their morning sorties. When I first got to my spot (the old Applebee's at SR 21/SR 307), the airport was using Runway 10, which meant that aircraft were taking off towards … Continue reading Sentry Savannah Photos; 1 February 2018

Book Review: Command Missions: A Personal Story by Lucian K. Truscott Jr.

Command Missions: A Personal Story by Lucian K. Truscott Jr. is a book that I would like to rate higher than I have, but technical issues in the Kindle edition that I read prevent it. Truscott is an admirable figure and there is much to learn from him in this book. I found his account … Continue reading Book Review: Command Missions: A Personal Story by Lucian K. Truscott Jr.

Book Review: Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam by Mark Bowden

The end of January 2018 and the beginning of February 2018 mark the 50th anniversary of the Tet Offensive and the Battle of Hue; Mark Bowden's Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam is the book I chose to read for the anniversary. It turned out to be an excellent pick. … Continue reading Book Review: Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam by Mark Bowden

The National Civil War Naval Museum in Columbus, GA

Columbus - On the second day of my two day visit to Columbus, I visited the National Civil War Naval Museum along the Muscogee River. The museum isn't nearly as big as the National Infantry Museum I visited the previous day, but it is packed with fascinating artifacts, weapons, gear, memorabilia, and models that tell … Continue reading The National Civil War Naval Museum in Columbus, GA

The National Infantry Museum at Fort Benning, Georgia

Columbus - Yesterday I visited the National Infantry Museum at Fort Benning in Columbus, GA. I love military history, but I've always been more interested in naval military history and the history of air combat so this visit was quite a learning opportunity. The National Infantry Museum tells the story of the US Army Infantry … Continue reading The National Infantry Museum at Fort Benning, Georgia

The Museum of Aviation at Robins AFB – 30 December 2016

Warner Robins, GA - My nephew Kaleb and I drove up to Warner Robins from Savannah today and visited the Museum of Aviation at Robins AFB. It's the first time I've been in over a year and the first time Kaleb's been in a long time. The main reason I went up was to see … Continue reading The Museum of Aviation at Robins AFB – 30 December 2016

Chapel of the Fallen Eagles – National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force

Pooler - The Chapel of the Fallen Eagles at the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force is dedicated to those who served in the Eighth Air Force and to the memory of those who died in service with the Eighth Air Force. It sits amidst the Museum's Memorial Gardens, a fitting place for … Continue reading Chapel of the Fallen Eagles – National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force

Review: Conquest: The English Kingdom of France 1417-1450

Conquest: The English Kingdom of France 1417-1450 by Juliet Barker My rating: 4 of 5 stars Conquest: The English Kingdom of France 1417-1450 by Juliet Barker is the follow up to her book Agincourt: Henry V and the Battle That Made England. After reading Agincourt, I was interested in finding out what happened afterward and … Continue reading Review: Conquest: The English Kingdom of France 1417-1450

Review: Agincourt: Henry V and the Battle That Made England

Agincourt: Henry V and the Battle That Made England by Juliet Barker My rating: 4 of 5 stars Although I have always been interested in History, majored in U.S. History in college, and have almost exclusively read History books since, I never knew much about Agincourt except that it was a major English victory during … Continue reading Review: Agincourt: Henry V and the Battle That Made England