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Japan central bank keeps lax monetary policy unchanged

Japan central bank keeps lax monetary policy unchanged

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Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda arrives at the BOJ headquarters in Tokyo Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. The BOJ has opted to keep intact its unprecedented monetary stimulus despite stronger than expected growth. (Naohiko Hatta/Kyodo News via AP)

Honoring our Veterans, I Served Cap

by Bob @ US Wings

US Wings is proud to announce our new I Served Cap! Military veterans are a proud and humble bunch, and this cap is a simple & subtle way to show that you served this great country. A great cap for all active or former military personnel, from any branch of service; makes an excellent gift […]

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Vietnam, Iraq & Afghanistan: Different or the Same?

Vietnam, Iraq & Afghanistan: Different or the Same?


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From 1965 to 1972 in Vietnam, America fought both a conventional slugfest against North Vietnamese divisions and a counterinsurgency (COIN) campaign against guerrillas. We conducted a COIN campaign in Afghanistan from 2001 to 2014, and a COIN campaign in Iraq from 2003 to 2011.

Customized American Made Veteran Apparel

by Bob @ US Wings

Customized American Made Veteran Apparel! To honor our military veterans, we now offer Customized American Made  Veteran Apparel! Choose your jacket, then add a selection of patches (including branch of service & Vietnam Veteran patches) on the left sleeve, right sleeve, left chest, or back. We currently offer a Black Goatskin A-2 Jacket, a Brown […]

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India's Modi to pitch country's credentials to Davos forum

India's Modi to pitch country's credentials to Davos forum

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The town sign stands in the snow at the entrance to Davos, Switzerland, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. The 48th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, takes place in the city and brings together entrepreneurs, scientists, chief executives and…

‘Portlandia’ Is Ending, And Portlanders Are Okay With That

‘Portlandia’ Is Ending, And Portlanders Are Okay With That

by KQED Pop @ KQED Arts

Keeping Portland weird has been harder since the success of Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein’s show.

U.S. Wings Holiday Gift Guide

by Bob @ US Wings

The Holiday Gift Guide from US Wings is available to help you determine our best products, also make sure to check guidr for more guides, you will be able to even find guides on the plantwear dite which is the best one to get wooden watches for the holidays.  Searches for products under $20, $30,$50, […]

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The Vietnamese People

by chriswoelk @ Vietnam Soldier

My first impression of Vietnam was an unusual and pungent smell, along with humidity unlike any in my past life, and I was not even off the plane! The aroma hit me like a knife up my nostrils; my first thought was animal waste including human, mixed with rotting plant material. That turned out to [...]

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The Authenticity and Cultural Value of our Vintage Vietnam Military Combat Shirts

by Sgt. David Hack @ US Wings

I recently came back from a vacation and I brought the grandkids to a cave near the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, we went camping with the Best Tent and let me tell you that we had a lot of fun.  It was a common tourist trap kind of place, trinkets for sale, small geodes on […]

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Five Poke Bowls to Try in San Francisco

Five Poke Bowls to Try in San Francisco

by Bay Area Bites @ KQED Arts

The first time I ever had poke was out of the deli case at a small grocery store on the Big Island of Hawaii. There weren’t toppings or sides. It was simply a question of which of the three freshly caught marinaded fish options I wanted spooned into a small plastic deli bowl, paid for … Continue reading Five Poke Bowls to Try in San Francisco

South Korea to start real-name trading of crypto currency

South Korea to start real-name trading of crypto currency

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South Korea's Financial Services Commission Vice Chair Kim Yong-beom, center, speaks at the government complex in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. South Korea said Tuesday that local banks will launch a real-name system for crypto currency trading that…

Vietnamese Irrigation

by chriswoelk @ Vietnam Soldier

Rice growing in Tay Ninh used dikes to frame the cultivated area of that particular paddy and to hold water inside for the growing season. Land was as flat as Western Kansas wheat fields, so any water contained inside the paddy either fell as rain or was moved by hand from nearby ditches and small [...]

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John Wayne and the Cult(ure) of Movies

John Wayne and the Cult(ure) of Movies

by howgoesthebattle @ How Goes the Battle?

Here is my response to a comment posted by Robyn Riley on the About page of my blog who asked, for reasons of “post graduate research”: Did your dad grow up watching John Wayne movies? Do you know if he thought Vietnam was going to be like what he had grown up seeing in the movies? … Continue reading

Bobsled, skeleton officials finalize Olympic sled numbers

Bobsled, skeleton officials finalize Olympic sled numbers

by Tobias Hase @ The Eagle – Brazos Sports/Schools/College Station

Johannes Lochner, Christopher Weber, Joshua Bluhm and Christian Rasp of Germany start their four-man race at the Bobsleigh World Cup in Koenigssee, Germany, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. (Tobias Hase/dpa via AP)

Bill O’Brien of North Port, Fla. became a Navy computer expert fixing secret computers at sea

Bill O’Brien of North Port, Fla. became a Navy computer expert fixing secret computers at sea

by Don Moore @ War Tales

Bill O’Brien of North Port, Fla. served aboard the destroyer USS Fred T. Berry (DD-858) from 1961 to ’63 as part of the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal’s battle group much of the time. He and his ship made a couple of cruises to the Mediterranean, another to Halifax, Nova Scotia, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, and the Red Sea. Because of his classroom ability he became an electronic communication-mate 3rd class. Much of his time aboard ship was spent repairing the Navy’s first communication computers that were inoperative until O’Brien showed up on the Fred T. Berry and fixed them. When…

Japan central bank keeps lax monetary policy unchanged

Japan central bank keeps lax monetary policy unchanged

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TOKYO (AP) — The Bank of Japan opted Tuesday to keep intact its unprecedented monetary stimulus despite an uptick in growth, sticking with its massive asset purchases and a negative interest rate policy aimed at spurring inflation.

Drinking Water

by chriswoelk @ Vietnam Soldier

Vietnamese water, ice made from it and vegetables and fruit washed with it were considered contaminated and should not pass our lips. Twenty-fifth Division Engineers supplied our water, and they said it was safe, but learning just what "safe" meant to them was an in-progress education. A glass (pure theory since we did not have [...]

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Bucks beat Suns 109-105 hours after firing Jason Kidd

Bucks beat Suns 109-105 hours after firing Jason Kidd

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Milwaukee Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon, center, is defended by Phoenix Suns forward Dragan Bender, left, and Greg Monroe, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Darren Hauck)

Japan central bank keeps lax monetary policy unchanged

Japan central bank keeps lax monetary policy unchanged

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Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda arrives at the BOJ headquarters in Tokyo Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. The BOJ has opted to keep intact its unprecedented monetary stimulus despite stronger than expected growth. (Naohiko Hatta/Kyodo News via AP)

A Vietnam war pilot reunites with the Palm Beach surgeon who saved his arm — and his military career

A Vietnam war pilot reunites with the Palm Beach surgeon who saved his arm — and his military career


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The threadlike scars on retired Air Force Capt. Tom MacDougall’s right elbow are all but invisible — except to the man who put them there.

9 injured in volcano eruption near Japanese ski resort

9 injured in volcano eruption near Japanese ski resort

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Volcanic ashes cover the slopes of a ski resort in Kusatsu, Gunma prefecture, central Japan, after Mount Kusatsu-Shirane erupted Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. A disaster official said the volcano erupted and caused avalanche near the ski resort. (Suo Takekuma/Kyodo News…

Charles Carter of Englewood served with the 69th Infantry Division in Europe during WW II

Charles Carter of Englewood served with the 69th Infantry Division in Europe during WW II

by Don Moore @ War Tales

At 91 Charles Carter of Englewood, Fla. was old enough to enlist in the Army and serve with the 69th Infantry Division that fought its way across Europe during the closing months of World War II. He took a 4 1/2 day trip from New York to Scotland aboard the Queen Elizabeth. Carter joined the 69th Division in France as it forced the faltering German army back into the fatherland at the close of the war. Carter’s primary recollection of fighting with his unit was at the Siegfried Line protecting the German border along its western edge. “The Germans were…

Mavs slow recent slide with season sweep of Wizards, 98-75

Mavs slow recent slide with season sweep of Wizards, 98-75

by Tony Gutierrez @ siouxcityjournal.com - RSS Results

Dallas Mavericks' Dennis Smith Jr. celebrates after dunking on a breakaway play in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

GIVEAWAY: Win Tickets to Conspiracy of Beards and Kugelplex

GIVEAWAY: Win Tickets to Conspiracy of Beards and Kugelplex

by KQED Arts @ KQED Arts

We’ve partnered our buddies at Noise Pop to offer you tickets to see KQED Arts’ favorite Conspiracy of Beards and Kugelplex on Sunday, January 28th at Cafe du Nord. San Francisco’s Conspiracy of Beards is a 30 member male choir that performs dynamic, original, a cappella arrangements of the poetic songs of Leonard Cohen. Stewards … Continue reading GIVEAWAY: Win Tickets to Conspiracy of Beards and Kugelplex

Leather Bomber Jackets at US Wings

by Bob @ US Wings

 Leather Bomber Jackets can be found at US Wings.  Who has the world’s largest inventory of  Leather Bomber jackets and military apparel?  US Wings!  From A-2’s, to G-1’s to B-3’s,  US Wings has the jacket or coat for you.   Leather Selection is the first step in purchasing your Leather Bomber jacket.  What type of leather do […]

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Philippine volcano spews lava fountains, 40,000 people flee

Philippine volcano spews lava fountains, 40,000 people flee

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A huge column of ash shoots up to the sky during the eruption of Mayon volcano Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 as seen from Legazpi city, Albay province, around 340 kilometers (200 miles) southeast of Manila, Philippines. The Philippines' most active…

Eurozone looks to final stages of Greek bailout

Eurozone looks to final stages of Greek bailout

by By RAF CASERT Associated Press @ The Eagle – Brazos Sports/Schools/College Station

BRUSSELS (AP) — Key eurozone leaders say Greece is expected to pass the latest review of its bailout program, putting it on track to emerge from its eight-year rescue this summer.

Did you know Military Bomber Jackets are at US Wings ?

by Bob @ US Wings

Military Bomber Jackets largest supplier in the United States is US Wings .  Located in Hudson Ohio, US Wings is the world’s leading authority on Military Bomber Jackets and aviation apparel. Vietnam Veteran-owned since 1986 and online since 1994, we have the world’s largest inventory and are a supplier to the US Military.   From A-2’s, G-1’s, and B-3’s,US Wings […]

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Japan central bank keeps lax monetary policy unchanged

Japan central bank keeps lax monetary policy unchanged

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Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda arrives at the BOJ headquarters in Tokyo Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. The BOJ has opted to keep intact its unprecedented monetary stimulus despite stronger than expected growth. (Naohiko Hatta/Kyodo News via AP)

Vietnam War: The Individual Rotation Policy | HistoryNet

Vietnam War: The Individual Rotation Policy | HistoryNet


HistoryNet

The individual rotation policy was, in hindsight, clearly one of the worst ideas of the Vietnam War. At the time, however, military planners had few options.

New York man pleads guilty to trying to support terrorism

New York man pleads guilty to trying to support terrorism

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FILE - In this 2013 arrest file photo provided by the Lackawanna, N.Y. Police Department, Arafat Nagi is shown. Nagi, who traveled to Turkey in an attempt to join the Islamic State group, pleaded guilty on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018,…

Veterans and Community Service

Veterans and Community Service

by howgoesthebattle @ How Goes the Battle?

Originally posted on U.S.:
There was absolutely no way Ian Smith was suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder. He was sure of it. He was O.K. He was living with his girlfriend in a suburb of Nashville working three jobs — mowing lawns, delivering pizzas, cleaning a local church. He was carrying a 4.0 average…

Learning to come home from war: no one said 'thank you' to Vietnam vets | Alan Cutter

Learning to come home from war: no one said 'thank you' to Vietnam vets | Alan Cutter


the Guardian

Alan Cutter: The experiences of Vietnam veterans remind us that civilians and soldiers have roles to play to aid each other

Mavs slow recent slide with season sweep of Wizards, 98-75

Mavs slow recent slide with season sweep of Wizards, 98-75

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Washington Wizards' John Wall (2) and Marcin Gortat (13), of Poland, defend as Dallas Mavericks' Dennis Smith Jr. (1) drives to the basket in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony…

A Grunt’s Glossary

A Grunt’s Glossary

by howgoesthebattle @ How Goes the Battle?

In amongst my dad’s things was a copy of The Air Cavalry Division, Volume 1, Number 2, July 1968, and in it there was an article entitled: A Grunt’s Glossary, a slang dictionary of the most commonly used words and phrases while in-country. AK: An AK-47, the Russian designed automatic rifle used by enemy troops. … Continue reading

Did an Irish Woman Legally Marry the Ghost of a Pirate From the 1700s?

by Dan MacGuill @ Snopes.com

Despite the claims of tabloid newspapers, Amanda Teague's marriage to her "spiritual husband" does not have any legal status.

Japan central bank keeps lax monetary policy unchanged

Japan central bank keeps lax monetary policy unchanged

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Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda arrives at the BOJ headquarters in Tokyo Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. The BOJ has opted to keep intact its unprecedented monetary stimulus despite stronger than expected growth. (Naohiko Hatta/Kyodo News via AP)

Instant Sergeant

Instant Sergeant

by howgoesthebattle @ How Goes the Battle?

Dear Mom and Dad Yesterday I sent you a copy of my five orders. I had just received them, now your little baby is a sergeant in the U.S. Army. I was sure glad to make it. Since I’ve been here I’ve received an Air Medal for making so many combat assaults, a Combat Infantry … Continue reading

Hope, fear as Puerto Rico moves to privatize power company

Hope, fear as Puerto Rico moves to privatize power company

by Evan Vucci @ fremonttribune.com - RSS Results

FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2017 file photo, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello speaks during a news conference, in Washington. Rosello said on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, that he is privatizing the island’s government-owned power company following decades of…

U.S. servicemen sent to Vietnam for second tours - Oct 14, 1968 - HISTORY.com

U.S. servicemen sent to Vietnam for second tours - Oct 14, 1968 - HISTORY.com


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On this day in History, U.S. servicemen sent to Vietnam for second tours on Oct 14, 1968. Learn more about what happened today on History.

Did Jamie Oliver Prove McDonald’s Burgers Are Unfit for Human Consumption?

by David Emery @ Snopes.com

An outdated controversy about McDonald's use of beef treated with ammonium hydroxide resurfaced on social media in 2018.

India's Modi to pitch country's credentials to Davos forum

India's Modi to pitch country's credentials to Davos forum

by David Keyton @ fremonttribune.com - RSS Results

The town sign stands in the snow at the entrance to Davos, Switzerland, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. The 48th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, takes place in the city and brings together entrepreneurs, scientists, chief executives and…

Malaria Pills

by chriswoelk @ Vietnam Soldier

Deadly diseases were common in Vietnam, and malaria was rampant. Any mosquito could be a carrier, and we had an excess of them. One fine day we were dropped and driven into a swamp for three days to construct a third FSB Schofield – I had no idea what had happened to the first two. [...]

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Who Celebrates National School Choice Week?

Who Celebrates National School Choice Week?

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(NewsUSA) - With more than 32,000 independently planned events around the country, the week of Jan. 21-27 will be the largest-ever celebration of opportunity in education.

Roadside Vendors

by chriswoelk @ Vietnam Soldier

When a convoy or single vehicle stopped on any rural road, Vietnamese vendors appeared, no matter how isolated the location, and often had cold soda for sale. How did they do that?  In more isolated road stops, young boys appeared within 10 minutes of our stopping and were selling drinks and black and white pornographic [...]

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Aggie helicopter pilots look back at tours of duty in Vietnam

Aggie helicopter pilots look back at tours of duty in Vietnam


The Eagle

When retired Lt. Gen. Randy House moved to town as an Aggie freshman in 1963, his intention was to go on to veterinary school and eventually get back to his

Now Playing! Noir City Keeps Things Dark and Twisty at the Castro

Now Playing! Noir City Keeps Things Dark and Twisty at the Castro

by Michael Fox @ KQED Arts

The 16th edition of Noir City covers the waterfront, from outright nobodies to the legendary Michael Curtiz.

Japan central bank keeps lax monetary policy unchanged

Japan central bank keeps lax monetary policy unchanged

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TOKYO (AP) — The Bank of Japan opted Tuesday to keep intact its unprecedented monetary stimulus despite an uptick in growth, sticking with its massive asset purchases and a negative interest rate policy aimed at spurring inflation.

Photographic Portraits Bring You Face to Face With the Vietnam War

Photographic Portraits Bring You Face to Face With the Vietnam War


KQED Arts

Photographer Thomas Sanders is working on a series of portraits of those who survived the Vietnam War.

Mavs slow recent slide with season sweep of Wizards, 98-75

Mavs slow recent slide with season sweep of Wizards, 98-75

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Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) of Germany celebrates sinking a three-point basket against the Washington Wizards in this second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Thanksgiving Surprise

by chriswoelk @ Vietnam Soldier

FSB Washington held many and varied surprises for us. One hot, dry afternoon a Huey helicopter landed, but so many come and go that I paid little attention. Someone yelled something indistinguishable about the contents of the chopper and boom! Out came Joey Bishop and Tippi Hedren to a curtain of dust thrown up by [...]

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Is This ‘Friends’ Movie Trailer Real?

by Dan Evon @ Snopes.com

Several viewers were fooled by a well-made "concept trailer" for a nonexistent "Friends" movie in January 2018.

Japan central bank keeps lax monetary policy unchanged

Japan central bank keeps lax monetary policy unchanged

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TOKYO (AP) — The Bank of Japan opted Tuesday to keep intact its unprecedented monetary stimulus despite an uptick in growth, sticking with its massive asset purchases and a negative interest rate policy aimed at spurring inflation.

Did Customs Agents Board a Bus in Florida Asking for Proof of Citizenship?

by Arturo Garcia @ Snopes.com

An encounter captured on video in January 2018 depicts a longstanding practice by immigration officials.

US Wings on Fox News

by Bob @ US Wings

  Sgt. Hack & US Wings on Fox News!   Check out SFC David Hack’s (CEO of US Wings) interview on the Fox News Channel’s America’s News HQ on Veterans Day November 11, 2017. He was interviewed by Fox News Channel weekend anchor Arthel Neville and the interview was broadcast live at 5:50 PM ET. […]

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Tour of Duty: DVDs & Blu-ray Discs | eBay

Tour of Duty: DVDs & Blu-ray Discs | eBay


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Find great deals on eBay for Tour of Duty in DVDs and Movies for DVD and Blu-ray Disc Players. Shop with confidence.

Pence defends Trump on disparaging comments about Africa

Pence defends Trump on disparaging comments about Africa

by Ariel Schalit @ The Eagle – Brazos Sports/Schools/College Station

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks in Israel's parliament in Jerusalem, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, Pool)

Eurozone looks to final stages of Greek bailout

Eurozone looks to final stages of Greek bailout

by Geert Vanden Wijngaert @ The Eagle – Brazos Sports/Schools/College Station

Eurogroup President and Portugal's Finance Minister Mario Centeno, right, talks with Greece's Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos during an Eurogroup finance ministers meeting at the EU Council in Brussels on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

Bucks beat Suns 109-105 hours after firing Jason Kidd

Bucks beat Suns 109-105 hours after firing Jason Kidd

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Milwaukee Bucks forward John Henson, right, gets a basket against the Phoenix Suns during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Darren Hauck)

Amazon reviews of The Life of a Warrior

by Bob @ US Wings

 The Life of a Warrior, a book based on the life of SFC David Hack, CEO of US Wings, traces the tragedies & triumphs of Sarge’s life, including his impoverished childhood, his military service in Vietnam, and his business & personal successes.  Life of a Warrior is the story of a man who rose from a childhood […]

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Mavs slow recent slide with season sweep of Wizards, 98-75

Mavs slow recent slide with season sweep of Wizards, 98-75

by By SCHUYLER DIXON AP Sports Writer @ siouxcityjournal.com - RSS Results

DALLAS (AP) — Dennis Smith Jr. scored his first points on a 360-degree dunk before the rookie Dallas guard focused more on the bigger task: trying to slow the high-scoring Washington duo of Bradley Beal and John Wall.

Air Corps sergeant  Dick Ruppert kept U.S. bombers and fighters on target during war in the Pacific

Air Corps sergeant Dick Ruppert kept U.S. bombers and fighters on target during war in the Pacific

by Don Moore @ War Tales

Dick Ruppert of Venice, Fla. was a member of the 145th Army Airways Communication Squadron. His unit provided technical ground support for a directional flight system used by the Army Air Corp to vector bombers and fighters to Japanese targets in the Pacific in World War II. A staff sergeant, his job was to keep…

Show times on KCPT for the Vietnam series episodes.

by chriswoelk @ Vietnam Soldier

Part 1          Sunday         Sept. 17         7:00 PM        Deja vu Part 2          Mon.            Sept. 18         7:00 PM        Riding the Tiger Part 3       [...]

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Lincoln police say pedestrian hit by car has died

by @ The Eagle – Brazos Sports/Schools/College Station

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a 54-year-old man has died eight days after being struck by a car in Lincoln.

In multiple deployments, soldiers saw a changed Vietnam

In multiple deployments, soldiers saw a changed Vietnam


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In Vietnam, multiple deployments prompted different perspectives on the war

Eurozone looks to final stages of Greek bailout

Eurozone looks to final stages of Greek bailout

by Geert Vanden Wijngaert @ The Eagle – Brazos Sports/Schools/College Station

Germany's acting Finance Minister Peter Altmaier, left, talks with EU Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs Pierre Moscovici during an Eurogroup finance ministers meeting at the EU Council in Brussels on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Geert…

Wish List

by chriswoelk @ Vietnam Soldier

My wish list for Ken Burns and Lynn Novick Vietnam series, starts with; please cover the war in a foreign country called Vietnam separately from the political/social conflict in the US. Blending the two into a single subject is and has not been fair to Veterans because the argument about who won and who lost [...]

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Of peace on earth, goodwill toward men

Of peace on earth, goodwill toward men

by howgoesthebattle @ How Goes the Battle?

Here is a Christmas card the soldiers were issued that they used to send home to friends, family, and, in this case, a friend’s family: The preprinted portion inside the card reads: May the Peace and Happiness of Christmas be yours today and throughout the New Year from The First Team. For more on Christmas … Continue reading

Mavs slow recent slide with season sweep of Wizards, 98-75

Mavs slow recent slide with season sweep of Wizards, 98-75

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CORRECTS TO REFEREE DAVID GUTHRIE NOT BRIAN FORTE - Referee David Guthrie, left, charges Dallas Mavericks center Salah Mejri (50), of Tunisia, with a technical foul as Dennis Smith Jr. (1) watches in the second half of an NBA basketball…

South Korea to start real-name trading of crypto currency

South Korea to start real-name trading of crypto currency

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South Korea's Financial Services Commission Vice Chair Kim Yong-beom, center, speaks at the government complex in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. South Korea said Tuesday that local banks will launch a real-name system for crypto currency trading that…

Lt. Col. Warren Sharp of Venice learned there was much more to Vietnam than the war

Lt. Col. Warren Sharp of Venice learned there was much more to Vietnam than the war

by Don Moore @ War Tales

When Warren Sharp went to Vietnam in 1965 the first time as a young captain serving as an advisor to a South Vietnam combat engineering battalion he quickly learned there was more to war than killing the enemy. There were in-country civilians who needed his help just as urgently. “One day I was out in…

If I Do Die, I Die as a Soldier

If I Do Die, I Die as a Soldier

by howgoesthebattle @ How Goes the Battle?

Dear Mom and Dad, Well I just got back from R&R and I am now in An Khe so I thought that I [would] drop a few lines. I sure enjoyed hearing your voices it helps a lot. It gives a person a little more hope and things seem a little brighter. I am so … Continue reading

Accurate Artillery Fire

by chriswoelk @ Vietnam Soldier

Indirect artillery fire required three component parts working in concert to deliver rounds where and when they were needed. Accurate fire began with an observer radioing our battery Fire Direction Control (FDC) requesting artillery shells at a specific map location. Then FDC computed the settings necessary for our guns to deliver rounds at the requested [...]

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Airman John Langley of Venice, Fla. and his guard-dog ‘Vogie’ took on NVA & VC during Vietnam War

Airman John Langley of Venice, Fla. and his guard-dog ‘Vogie’ took on NVA & VC during Vietnam War

by Don Moore @ War Tales

Airman 2nd Class John Langley of Venice was a member of the 377th Security Police (K-9) when he arrived at Tan Son Nhut Air Force Base outside Saigon South Vietnam in 1967. It was the 19-year-old airman and his guard-dog “Vogie” against the North Vietnamese Army and the Vietcong guerrillas. He was trained in guard-dog…

Tour of Duty

Tour of Duty


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As the first television drama series about the Vietnam War, Tour of Duty focuses on a single platoon of young U.S. soldiers through their one-year tour of combat duty in Vietnam during the late 1960's. While their own country is rocked by a massive anti-war movement, these young men find themselves thrown into combat in Southeast Asia, where they face enemy troops they can not see and sometimes can not kill. They also face their own fears, as they struggle in a hostile environment just to keep themselves and their fellow soldiers alive. Terence Knox, Kevin Conroy, Stephen Caffrey, Joshua Maurer, Steve Akahoshi, Tony Becker, Eric Bruskotter, Stan Foster, Ramon Franco and Miguel A. Nunez, Jr. star as the infantrymen who represent diverse racial, cultural and philosophical backgrounds but must ultimately depend on one another to get through the war alive. Tour of Duty takes place in 1967, when the war in Vietnam has escalated to terrifying heights. Four hundred seventy-five thousand U.S. troops are stationed in South Vietnam. Like most fighting units "in country," Company B is a diverse mixture of young men, mostly teenagers, from across the United States. Its base is a remote firecamp, composed of sandbagged bunkers and surrounded by mine fields and the scorched remains of once-lush forests. The enemy they encounter is the well-trained and well-supplied regulars of the North Vietnamese Army. Company B's driving force is Sgt. Zeke Anderson (Knox), an amiable and popular sergeant, already on his third tour of duty in Vietnam and determined to keep himself and his men alive. He shares a mutual respect with Capt. Rusty Wallace (Conroy), the company commander and a patient leader, tolerant of the young soldiers for whom he is responsible. Lt. Myron Goldman (Caffrey) is a newly arrived officer, anxious to assert leadership despite his inexperience. Others are Pri. Roger Horn (Maurer), "Doc" Randy Matsuda (Akahoshi), Cpl. Danny Percell (Becker), Pri. Alberto Ruiz (Franco) and Pri. Marcus Taylor (Nunez). Tour of Duty goes beyond the massive political turmoil caused by the Vietnam War and attempts to portray the human side of the conflict. Nearly three million American servicemen were sent overseas, and more than 57,000 of them never came back. It is only recently that Americans look anew at the war and remember the men of all races and backgrounds who served there at such tremendous personal sacrifice. In the UK the series was shown regionally on the ITV network, differing nights at times between 11:30pm and 1:30am.

Mavs slow recent slide with season sweep of Wizards, 98-75

Mavs slow recent slide with season sweep of Wizards, 98-75

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Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) is fouled taking a shot by Dallas Mavericks' Yogi Ferrell (11) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

It’s Hard for Daniel Ellsberg to Talk About Anything But Nuclear War

It’s Hard for Daniel Ellsberg to Talk About Anything But Nuclear War

by KQED News Staff @ KQED Arts

When he’s not worried about nuclear-fueled extinction, Daniel Ellsberg likes watching movies and body surfing at Stinson Beach.

Ticket Alert: Kendrick Lamar and SZA at Oracle Arena

Ticket Alert: Kendrick Lamar and SZA at Oracle Arena

by Nastia Voynovskaya @ KQED Arts

The scoop on where to get presale tickets before the general public for Top Dawg Entertainment's Championship Tour in Oakland.

They served with honor: Utah Vietnam veterans share their stories

They served with honor: Utah Vietnam veterans share their stories


Daily Herald

For five months in 2015, the Daily Herald featured the story of a different Vietnam veteran, 50 years after the start of the Vietnam War. They told the stories of

Strengths and weaknesses of both sides

Strengths and weaknesses of both sides


OxNotes GCSE Revision

Strengths and weaknesses of the US: Strengths: The US had the most advanced war technology and was economically very powerful so they could invest heavily in the war They also had South Vietnamese...

Mavs slow recent slide with season sweep of Wizards, 98-75

Mavs slow recent slide with season sweep of Wizards, 98-75

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Dallas Mavericks guard Wesley Matthews, center left, and Salah Mejri (50), of Tunisia, defend as Washington Wizards' John Wall (2) works for a shot opportunity in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in Dallas.…

Can Tom Cruise successfully reignite his Top Gun legacy?

by Sgt. David Hack @ US Wings

“In the Next Year”… That’s what Tom Cruise is saying about the filming of Top Gun 2, and his reprisal of his role as Lt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell should drive the fans of the original 1986 movie back to the theaters. WORLDWIDE EXCLUSIVE: @TomCruise just confirmed that Top Gun 2 is happening! “I’m gonna start […]

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Japan central bank keeps lax monetary policy unchanged

Japan central bank keeps lax monetary policy unchanged

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Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda arrives at the BOJ headquarters in Tokyo Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. The BOJ has opted to keep intact its unprecedented monetary stimulus despite stronger than expected growth. (Naohiko Hatta/Kyodo News via AP)

Lt. Ken Donihue in 101st Airborne fought NVA & A-shau Valley of Vietnam

Lt. Ken Donihue in 101st Airborne fought NVA & A-shau Valley of Vietnam

by Don Moore @ War Tales

Former 1st Lt. Ken Donihue of Hampshire House apartments in Port Charlotte arrived in Vietnam a few weeks after the “Tet Offensive.” He flew into the country in March of 1968, as a member of Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 327th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division—”The Screaming Eagles.” “The 101st was based at ‘Camp Eagle’…

Eurozone looks to final stages of Greek bailout

Eurozone looks to final stages of Greek bailout

by Geert Vanden Wijngaert @ The Eagle – Brazos Sports/Schools/College Station

Eurogroup President and Portugal's Finance Minister Mario Centeno rings the bell as he opens an Eurogroup finance ministers meeting at the EU Council in Brussels on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

Ken Burns & Lynn Novick

by chriswoelk @ Vietnam Soldier

Young capitalist. Randy Barnes photo In September 2017 PBS will broadcast in 10 parts, 18 hours of a Ken Burns production look at to our Vietnam experience in length and breadth, using the tools of his past productions and likely new methods and tools. Incorporating social media into the overall show experience is [...]

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Vietnam Soldier A Year of my life - Vietnam Soldier

Vietnam Soldier A Year of my life - Vietnam Soldier


Vietnam Soldier

Vietnam Soldier: A Year of My Life THIS SITE IS MY VIETNAM WAR MEMORIALThank you to all who served. I dedicate this site to you out of respect for your efforts.While our tours were different, there remains one commonality

‘Victoria’ Season 2 Episode 2 Recap: Puppy Love

‘Victoria’ Season 2 Episode 2 Recap: Puppy Love

by KQED Pop @ KQED Arts

This week’s episode has a bit of everything: Who’s-Your-Daddy drama! A maybe gay love affair! Drunk imaginary elves!

Bucks beat Suns 109-105 hours after firing Jason Kidd

Bucks beat Suns 109-105 hours after firing Jason Kidd

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Milwaukee Bucks new interim manager Joe Prunty, left, calls to his team as they take on the Phoenix Suns during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Darren Hauck)

Philippine volcano spews lava fountains, 40,000 people flee

Philippine volcano spews lava fountains, 40,000 people flee

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A huge column of ash shoots up to the sky during the eruption of Mayon volcano Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 as seen from Daraga township, Legazpi city, Albay province, around 340 kilometers (200 miles) southeast of Manila, Philippines. The Philippines'…

Career Army soldier reflects on two tours of duty in Vietnam

Career Army soldier reflects on two tours of duty in Vietnam


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Huey Mogilles looks at his two tours in Vietnam as painful; however, he reflects on his Army career as a positive experience. For 22 years, he served in the U.S.

9 injured in volcano eruption near Japanese ski resort

9 injured in volcano eruption near Japanese ski resort

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Ashes from Mount Kusatsu-Shirane cover near its summit after its eruption in Kusatsu, Gunma prefecture, central Japan, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. A disaster official said the volcano erupted and caused avalanche near the ski resort. (Suo Takekuma/Kyodo News via AP)

Ron Bates served three tours as an Air Force pilot in Vietnam

Ron Bates served three tours as an Air Force pilot in Vietnam


Ravalli Republic

Roy Bates and his wife are beginning a new chapter in their storied lives by building a retirement home in the Bitterroot Valley on land that’s been in his family

Woman recalls days as nurse in Vietnam War

Woman recalls days as nurse in Vietnam War


Fremont Tribune

As a nurse in Vietnam, Cheryl Feala carried many things in her pockets.

Indy US Wings Jacket

by Bob @ US Wings

My name’s Abel and in October of 2015, I ordered a Genuine Texas Steerhide “Indy” jacket from US Wings. It was an item I’d long coveted, and I’d done no shortage of searching before I finally squeezed the trigger on buying from US Wings as opposed to a lot of the other companies selling “authentic” […]

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Al Gore in Vietnam

Al Gore in Vietnam


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Did influential friends get Al Gore's tour of duty in Vietnam cut short?

Angelo Yerace was motor machinist aboard Landing Craft Tank at Normandy Invasion in WW II

Angelo Yerace was motor machinist aboard Landing Craft Tank at Normandy Invasion in WW II

by Don Moore @ War Tales

Former Motor Machinist 2nd Class Angelo Yerace’s first taste of war came when he and the other 11 members of the crew of the LCT, Landing Craft Tank, he served on reached the beach at Normandy, France on Day 1 the historic invasion of Europe by Allied forces on June 6, 1944. “Hundreds of dead…

Does a Video Show a Muslim Engaging in a ‘Halal Slash’?

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Years-old CCTV footage that captured a stabbing in London was used to make discriminatory claims about Muslims.

6 Home Décor Trends to Make a Style Statement

6 Home Décor Trends to Make a Style Statement

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(StatePoint) Is your home décor starting to feel a bit stale? Spruce up your interiors with some of the hottest home design trends for 2018 -- from customized cozy to natural textures to retro touches.

Tour of Duty (Series) - TV Tropes

Tour of Duty (Series) - TV Tropes


TV Tropes

Tour of Duty was an American drama television series on CBS. It ran for three seasons from 1987 to 1990. It obviously was inspired by the Academy Award …

Sgt. John Robson escaped ‘Tet Offensive,’ serves 20 years in U.S. Air Force all around world

Sgt. John Robson escaped ‘Tet Offensive,’ serves 20 years in U.S. Air Force all around world

by Don Moore @ War Tales

John Robson of Englewood, Fla. joined the Air Force at 18, in 1966. After basic he was trained to be a jet engine mechanic and was sent to an air force base in Tuy Hoa, South Vietnam in 1967. He worked on the engine of a squadron of F-100 Super Sabre fighter-bombers over there. “We…

Japan central bank keeps lax monetary policy unchanged

Japan central bank keeps lax monetary policy unchanged

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Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda arrives at the BOJ headquarters in Tokyo Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. The BOJ has opted to keep intact its unprecedented monetary stimulus despite stronger than expected growth. (Naohiko Hatta/Kyodo News via AP)

Veterans Stand Down

Veterans Stand Down

by howgoesthebattle @ How Goes the Battle?

I had the opportunity to participate (as a vendor) in a Stand Down event recently. For those of you who don’t know what it is here’s a brief description: The concept of Stand Down, as related specifically to the homeless veteran crisis, was the brainchild of two Vietnam veterans, Robert Van Keuren, and Dr. Jon … Continue reading

103-year-old Air Force nurse, Grace Chicken, served in WW II, Korea and “Cold War”

103-year-old Air Force nurse, Grace Chicken, served in WW II, Korea and “Cold War”

by Don Moore @ War Tales

One-hundred-three-year-old retired Air Force Lt. Col. Grace Chicken, who lives at South Port Square in Port Charlotte, Fla., was already a registered nurse when she signed up for the Army Air Corps during the early part of World War II. Nurses like Grace didn’t take basic training like millions of other recruits. They were sent…

Songwriter in a Cage: Meet Glen Sherley, Johnny Cash’s Friend in Folsom

Songwriter in a Cage: Meet Glen Sherley, Johnny Cash’s Friend in Folsom

by KQED News Staff @ KQED Arts

Johnny Cash’s visit to Folsom Prison is most known for his iconic performance, but his meeting with a prisoner had a lasting effect.

Vietnam War Facts, Stats and Myths

Vietnam War Facts, Stats and Myths


US Wings

The memory of the Vietnam War is studded with occasional misinformation and errors. This list of Vietnam War Facts, and statistics helps set things right.

Trump Applies Tariffs to Solar Panels, Washing Machines

by Associated Press @ Snopes.com

President Donald Trump has approved tariffs on imported solar-energy components and large washing machines in a bid to help U.S. manufacturers.

Dear John Letter

Dear John Letter

by howgoesthebattle @ How Goes the Battle?

My dad got married in 1966 hoping that it would help him avoid the war, obviously it didn’t. I don’t know anything about this marriage except that both were young. I never asked if it was a marriage of convenience or one of true love so while I’ve been going through his letters home I started … Continue reading

How to find out what battles a loved one fought in Vietnam

How to find out what battles a loved one fought in Vietnam


How Goes the Battle?

For those wanting to know how to find out which battles your loved one fought in during the Vietnam War here’s what you need to know: -Which branch of the Armed Forces did they serve in: Army, Navy…

U.S. Army C-rations

U.S. Army C-rations

by howgoesthebattle @ How Goes the Battle?

My dad brought back his C-rations and each packet still contains its original contents. Matches Package reads: These matches are designed especially for damp climates. But, they will not light when wet, or after long exposure (several weeks) to very damp air. D.D. Bean & Sons, Jaffrey, NH The C-ration packet below has the following … Continue reading

The Plight of the Vietnam Veteran

The Plight of the Vietnam Veteran

by howgoesthebattle @ How Goes the Battle?

This letter to the editor, written in 1986 by my dad’s friend and fellow Bravo Company “Sky Trooper,” sadly still resonates today. Below are excerpts of that letter. “Vietnam veterans and nation still recovering” Last week this letter came to me in the mail. And, though it was addressed to me, clearly it was written to … Continue reading

Former Staff Sgt. Jim Hicks was tail-gunner on B-25 attack bomber in CBI during WW II

Former Staff Sgt. Jim Hicks was tail-gunner on B-25 attack bomber in CBI during WW II

by Don Moore @ War Tales

Former Staff Sgt. Jim Hicks of Emerald Lake Mobile Home Park in Punta Gorda, Fla. was the tail-gunner on a B-25, twin-engine attack bomber, part of 81st Squadron, 12th Bombardment Group, 10th Air Force in the China Burma and India Theatre (CBI) during World War II. His squadron’s primary duty was to provide air support…

Bobsled, skeleton officials finalize Olympic sled numbers

Bobsled, skeleton officials finalize Olympic sled numbers

by Tobias Hase @ The Eagle – Brazos Sports/Schools/College Station

Oskars Melbardis, Daumants Dreiskens, Arvis Vilkaste, Janis Strenga of Latvia celebrate as they cross the finish line during the 4-man event at the Bobsleigh World Cup in Schoenau am Koenigssee, Germany, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. Latvia finished third. (Tobias Hase/dpa…

SERVING HER COUNTRY: Moments after landing in Vietnam, nurse assisted with amputation

SERVING HER COUNTRY: Moments after landing in Vietnam, nurse assisted with amputation


Sioux City Journal

SHELDON, Iowa | Kathleen Osterman's parents, Jim and Marye McKenna, of Storm Lake, Iowa, were World War II veterans. Jim McKenna, of the U.S. Marine Corps, flew reconnaissance missions for

Joe Taylor – Black Marine served 3 tours in Vietnam with 4th Marine Division

Joe Taylor – Black Marine served 3 tours in Vietnam with 4th Marine Division


War Tales

Joe Taylor was a black Marine who served three tours of duty in Vietnam. The death and devastation this grunt witnessed while serving in the Corps over there was almost too much for him to bear.

Will Eating Alligator Meat Help Save the Louisiana Wetlands?

by Alex Kasprak @ Snopes.com

A factually dubious story about wetland degradation published the opinions of an alligator chef — without first verifying his claims.

The Latest: Cosby says friends prompted his return to stage

The Latest: Cosby says friends prompted his return to stage

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on Bill Cosby's first public performance since 2015 while he awaits the start of his sexual assault case retrial (all times local):

Weekend Reads: Football Brothers Battle and Night Janitors Fight Back

Weekend Reads: Football Brothers Battle and Night Janitors Fight Back

by KQED News Staff @ KQED Arts

Everyone has heard about the government shutdown and the Women’s Marches. But what else happened this week?

GIVEAWAY: Win Tickets to The Mynabirds and Doe Paoro

GIVEAWAY: Win Tickets to The Mynabirds and Doe Paoro

by KQED Arts @ KQED Arts

We’ve partnered our buddies at Noise Pop to offer you tickets to see The Mynabirds and Doe Paoro on Thursday, January 25th at Cafe du Nord. American singer-songwriter Laura Burhenn is a shape-shifter who can’t sit still. Since 2010 she’s worked under the moniker The Mynabirds, releasing three critically acclaimed and stylistically different albums on Saddle Creek: What … Continue reading GIVEAWAY: Win Tickets to The Mynabirds and Doe Paoro

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