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General George Patton: America’s General

Outspoken. Brilliant. Arrogant. Spiritual. Vulgar. These are just a handful of the adjectives attached to George Patton, all of which described him accurately at one time or another. A complicated man, Patton was a Christian (Episcopal), yet he often studied the Koran and the Bhagavad Gita. He prayed to a personal God and turned to […]

praise the lord and pass the ammunition

Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition

You’ve probably heard the phrase, “Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition.” Like many others, you may have wondered where it came from.  Some older adults will recall hearing it in the hit song from 1942. Associating it with America’s involvement in World War II. Others will have heard the phrase occasionally without giving much […]

General Douglas MacArthur

General Douglas MacArthur: Quartermaster General

General Douglas MacArthur was a man of rare antinomy. While his bravery is legendary, historians equally well-documented his failures. President Trump called MacArthur his favorite military leader, however, President Harry Truman was not enamored. Having removed him from command during the Korean War because he “wouldn’t respect the authority of the President.” In an article […]

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World War II Pistols

If you’re like most history buffs, whenever you hear “World War II” and “pistols,” you anticipate that “General George C. Patton” is soon to follow. And for a good reason: arguably the most celebrated fighting general of the war, Patton carried his ivory-handled pistols whether he was on the battlefield or in the rear planning […]

a photo illustrating the history of the mosin nagant rifle

History of the Mosin Nagant Rifle

On the American market, the 1891 Mosin Nagant has gone from bargain beater to a prized mil surplus possession. All in the span of a few, perplexingly short years. In some ways, the astronomical prices of Garands, Mausers, and Enfields generated an increased demand for WWII-era pieces by younger collectors. The Mosin fell at a […]