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Articles by Jesse:

The Russian Woodpecker in Chernobyl

From July 1976 to December 1989 a strange noise could be heard on shortwave radios all around the globe. The signal was extremely powerful and…

The branches of the US military have been ordered to conduct a review on black and Native American recipients of the nation’s second-highest award for…

By today’s standards, a submarine from 1918 is rather basic, but even for a submarine of the time, using sails as a means of propulsion…

In this National Guard historic painting by H. Charles McBarron, Soldiers of the 369th Infantry Regiment, the Harlem Hellfighters, go into action near Sechault, France, on September 29, 1918 during the Meuse-Argonne offensive.

On Monday, Congress signed the Harlem Hellfighters Congressional Gold Medal Act, which will see the WWI infantry unit awarded with the nation’s highest civilian honor.…

The M50 Ontos Thing - Popular in Vietnam

In the early 1950s, the US was on the hunt for a lightweight air-transportable tank destroyer. Similar attempts were made during WWII, but limitations in…

One of Pearl Harbor’s most dedicated veterans has passed away at the age of 99 after a battle with the COVID-19 virus. Stu Hedley dedicated…

A dead veteran’s Purple Heart medal was stolen from a family’s home in North Carolina, only to be traded for a bottle of Mountain Dew.…

Although the Cold War ‘ended’ with the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, the tensions built up over the previous 45 years did not…

K-129

The Cold War was infamous as a time of bizarre weapons, vehicles, and projects. Because the US and the Soviet Union were not fighting a…

Ferdinand Waldo Demara (left) referred to in the past as the "Great Imposter" is shown with Deputy D.A. Manley Bowler May 8 after he surrendered himself upon learning he had been charged with grand theft auto.

Ferdinand “Fred” Waldo Demara Jr. was a monk, a surgeon, and a lawyer. Well, kind of. He was a very skilled American impostor who was…

President Truman and Medal of Honor Winners. Left to right, Sergeant John R. McKinney, Woodcliff, Georgia; Lieutenant Daniel W. Lee, Alma, Georgia; President Truman; Lieutenant Donald A. Gary, Oakland, California; and Commander Joseph T. O' Callahan, Catholic chaplain.

The Medal of Honor is the United States’ highest and most prestigious award, which is usually awarded to its recipient by the serving president at…

Large Scale Navy and Marines Military Exercise - 2021

The US Navy this week has kicked off the largest military exercise since the Cold War. The exercise spans different time zones and involves a…