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Unfortunate Plane Crash : A black Day for Sports Yesterday can be termed as a Black Day in the history as it claimed many lives. There are times when language fails whether youre in Asia the America Europe or elsewhere. These moments often involve extreme emotions: sadness and joy fear and love. And this one is really sad as yesterday was the black day for all football fans and also for the people who wish for world peace as two heart-chilling incidents took place. First there was another…

Remembering Pearl Harbor with Robert Watson: “It had been a perfect day for playing touch football at our local field. We headed to the local store to share cold Cokes that cost a nickel. A neighbor walked toward us yelling, ‘Have you heard the news? Life in America changed significantly. One brother joined the Navy. Another got his ‘greetings’ from the Army the following month. We kept track of family and relatives’ whereabouts and were always anxious about where they may end up.”

Nigerian army bombards creeks of militants kills many <br />The Nigerian army caused panic in the Arepo area of Ogun state and some part of Lagos state as soldiers bombarded the base of suspected Niger Delta militants in the state. The Punch reports that scores of militants were feared killed in the joint army operation which lasted for several hours. The source revealed that the army attacked Fatola the base of the militants continuing that houses around the area were shaken by the impact…

C.S.A. Pfc, Martin McQuigg Sr. from Missouri received his Confederate headstone marker for his grave. Private McQuigg could have lived to fight another day. But instead, he heard the desperate pleas for water of a fallen Union soldier mad with thirst. In an act of compassion, McQuigg, age 22, went to a nearby pool to fill his canteen. He was shot from a distance by another wounded Union soldier who did not realize the Northern Army was in retreat at the time.

I carried a little American flag with me this weekend. While trying to take this photo, the wind kept pulling it to the left, when I wanted it to go in the opposite direction. Flashing back to a day in 2005, I remember looking at the flag patch on the right sleeve of my Army uniform and asking another soldier, "Why is it backward?" The response...when a flag was originally carried into battle, it would move with the breeze as the bearer marched forward. We will always charge with courage…

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Photos: Troops ramp up in Kandahar, Afghanistan

Members of the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division inspect a bomb from the year of the Russian invasion of Afghanistan in hopes of being able to remove it from a cemetery. The bomb, a longtime concern for local residents, was too big to be removed with the equipment they had, so the task was left to be done on another day. June 6, 2010

One of South Carolina’s most remarkable solders, States Rights Gist. South Carolina seceded from the Union on December 20, 1860, the new governor of South Carolina, Francis Pickens, appointed Gist as state adjutant and inspector general the following month. While in this role Gist acquired weapons and mobilized military manpower throughout the state In July 1861, Gist was assigned by General Joseph E. Johnston to the Confederate Army of the Potomac as a volunteer aide-de-camp to another…

Cromwellian Massacre at Drogheda. The officers and soldiers were first exterminated, and then men, women, and children were put to the sword. The butchery occupied five entire days: Cromwell has himself described the scene, and glories in his cruelty. Another eyewitness, an officer in his army, has described it also, but with some faint touch of remorse.

Guo Si was born in Ganzhou (modern day Zhangye). According to Xiandi Qijuzhu, Guo Si was a fearsome warrior who could cleave apart an army of thousands with a mere hundred. He was childhood friends with Li Jue, and both men shared good ties with one another as they entered Dong Zhuo's services. By 190 they became retainers under Niu Fu's command in the east. Guo Si and company defended the boarders from Zhu Jun's army from Zhongmu County. When Dong Zhuo and Niu Fu were killed in 192, Guo Si…