Tag Archives: Special Forces

No matter what you think you are made of, you are most likely wrong

By: Peter Sessum The History Channel recently completed the first season of The Selection, their social experiment where they took 30 civilian through a mock special operations selection course. I know it wasn’t their intention, but my veteran friends and … Continue reading

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I am Going to Cut Brian Williams Some Slack

By Peter Sessum The Pope’s visit to America heralded the return of Brian Williams to news. While vets will long remember his statements and liken them to stolen valor, civilians will soon forget. As a vet, I do not take … Continue reading

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The Infamous Dump Truck Mission

By Peter Sessum So there I was, in Afghanistan, no shit. We were on a mission in the middle of nowhere. Normally, it can be nice to watch the sun rise, but being up since 0200 made it difficult to … Continue reading

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Horace Greasley, Surviving WWII Like a Boss

By: Peter Sessum The title of Greatest Generation is given to everyone who fought in WWII. Liberating the world from tyranny was not an easy feat and serving with men of such high caliber it is difficult to stand out. … Continue reading

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Political Correctness Does Not Belong on the Frontline

By: Peter Sessum There is a vicious, misogynistic attack against Muslim women involving the U.S. Navy and it needs to stop. Women who are almost universally believed to be oppressed by their culture are being attacked in a way they … Continue reading

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When Did Honorable Service Stop Being Enough?

By: Peter Sessum With the Supreme Court striking down the Stolen Valor Act and people like Tim Poe making national headlines I have to wonder, when did serving with honor stop being good enough? I know that it sounds cooler … Continue reading

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America’s Got Liars

By: Peter Sessum On Monday, a person got on stage of America’s got talent and told a sob story about how he survived an RPG attack in Afghanistan and was worried that he would not live to see his kids … Continue reading

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The Inherent Racism of Star Trek

By: Peter Sessum When you say that Star Trek is racist, geeks around the world freak out. They want to point out the diversity in the Federation and lament on how a black woman was fifth in command of the … Continue reading

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POGs, Gomers and Geardos

By: Peter Sessum I saw this comic once. In it a diner asked a passing waiter for a glass of water, the waiter replied that it was not his table. The man started having problems and was gasping for air, … Continue reading

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What is a Veteran and Other Definitions

By: Peter Sessum This is going to be pretty knucklehead for most people, but there are a few terms that people still get mixed up. Especially in the media. Here is a brief rundown on what is a veteran, how … Continue reading

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