Todd Neikirk

Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics, entertainment and history writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, politicususa.com and hillreporter.com. He enjoys sports, politics, comic books, and anything that has to do with history.

When he is not sitting in front of a laptop, Todd enjoys soaking up everything the Jersey Shore has to offer with his wife, two sons and American Foxhound, Wally.

Articles by Todd Neikirk:

Things People Get Wrong About the Boston Tea Party

Artist's depiction of the Boston Tea Party

The Boston Tea Party is one of the most famous events in American history. However, it has become difficult to separate mythology from fact, like…

Dan Daly: The Legendary Marine of Big Words and Bigger Deeds

Military portrait of Dan Daly + Dan Daly being presented with the Médaille militaire

“My God! Do you mean he’s real? I thought he was somebody the Marines made up, like Paul Bunyan!” These words were said by a…

The Most Important Battleships in American History

USS Missouri firing during an operation

In order to remain a prominent world power in the late 1800s, the US had to keep up with the latest military technology. When South…

P-80 Shooting Star: The Fighter Jet that Took Out America’s Top Flying Ace of WWII

Richard Bong in the cockpit of his airplane

During World War I, Eddie Rickenbacker became America’s top flying ace. By the time World War II came around, airplane technology had improved significantly. As…

Isoroku Yamamoto: The Japanese Marshal Admiral Who Planned Pearl Harbor

Isoroku Yamamoto in full uniform

Isoroku Yamamoto had plenty of relationships in the United States. The Imperial Japanese Navy officer spent considerable time there as a student and naval attaché…

5 Facts About the F-35 Helmet – It Costs More Than a Ferrari!

Tech. Sgt. Anthony Farnsworth wearing an F-35 helmet + F-35A Lightning II in flight

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II – better known by its nickname the “Panther” – had its first flight in December 2006, and has since…

Hosea Williams: A War Hero Whose Mistreatment At Home Led Him To Civil Rights Activism

Civil Rights Activist Hosea Williams speaks at a press conference

Hosea Williams was one of the most prominent Civil Rights activists of the 20th Century. He was a key confidant to Martin Luther King Jr.…

The Maxim Gun Changed Warfare With Devastating Results

A classic Maxim machine gun on display in Poland

The Gatling gun, first created in 1861, was used by the Union Army during the Civil War. The powerful weapon also saw use in the…

The True Story Behind The Main Characters Of Netflix’s ‘Vikings: Valhalla’

Leo Suter portrays Harald Sigurdson in Vikings: Valhalla

Netflix recently debuted Vikings: Valhalla, the sequel to the hit show, Vikings, which originally aired on the History Channel. This tale, taking place 100 years…

5 African-American Veterans Who Fought For Civil Rights

Civil rights and WWII veterans who fought for them at home

Racism ran rampant during World War II. Still, many African-Americans proudly served their country during the conflict. And when many of them returned, they became…

Medal of Honor Recipient Alexander Bonnyman Jr. Dropped Out Of Princeton To Join The Army

Soldiers who fought in World War II came from all walks of life. And because of their varying backgrounds, they brought their own unique skills…

The Japanese Set Up Internment Camps in the Philippines During WWII

Santo Tomas Internment Camp

During World War II, the United States forced 120,000 Japanese Americans into internment camps. The action represented one of the darker moments in American history.…