December 6, 1987 |
The first three things they teach plebes at the Naval Academy, according to Rear Adm. R.F. Marryott are, "Yes, Sir," "No, Sir" and "Beat Army." "I remember the year," said Marryott, the superintendent of the academy, recalling days when campus discipline was not his responsibility, "that we (Navy) rented a small airplane and rained Ping Pong balls with 'Beat Army' on them on the Army pre-game parade. Of course, I would not condone anything like that in my present capacity.
November 9, 1985 |
U.S. Military Academy, West Point, Monday: At 5 a.m., five Air Force exchange students storm the central guard house. They seize control of the public address system and awaken campus by calling for a formation. They declare a state of emergency before they are hauled away. U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Wednesday: Several Army exchange students are seized. They are taken to the central parade ground, where they are pelted with food. This is called "nuking them." U.S.
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November 11, 2011 |
World War II veteran Loren Jutkins observes each Veterans Day with a few moments of contemplation. "I lost my cousin and my best friend in the war," said the 89-year-old West Hollywood man — who spent five years in the Navy and took part in amphibious assault missions on Iwo Jima and Okinawa. He also took part in the liberation of the Philippines. But this will be the most memorable Veterans Day ever for Jutkins. That's because on Thursday he was belatedly awarded the wartime service medals he was denied 65 years ago. A crowd of Jutkins' friends filled Rep. Henry Waxman's West 3rd Street office to watch the congressman present the Liberation of the Philippines medal and the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster medal for the Iwo Jima and Okinawa landings.
December 15, 2013 |
On Dec. 1, 1948 - 65 years ago this month - Jose Figueres, then president of Costa Rica, made a fiery and eloquent speech, after which he took a sledgehammer and bashed a hole in a huge stone wall at the nation's military headquarters, Cuartel Bellavista. Its imposing towers and massive gates had loomed over the capital city of San Jose since 1917, the country's premier symbol of military power and the home of the "Tico" military establishment. Figueres was not just being a showman; he was announcing something truly extraordinary: Henceforth, Costa Rica would take the almost unheard-of step of renouncing its military.
July 17, 1991 |
Even Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf would be amused. Long Beach Surplus in Westminster is the kind of quirky surplus store military personnel and civilians alike enjoy rummaging through. Military service notwithstanding, one has to love a store that carries both 40-millimeter shell casings, dummy hand grenades, ammunition boxes for mortars and insignias emblazoned with peace symbols.
December 10, 1998 |
Three weeks earlier, Jason Snider woke up screaming with pain somewhere inside him. Doctors told him internal injuries to his liver, spleen and pancreas were so frightening that he risked permanent damage by playing again. Which is not what the big guy wanted to hear. A football lifer, a Navy senior, a Navy captain, he had one more Army-Navy game on his dance card. So the week before the game, he told doctors, "I'm feeling better, let's do another test." The test confirmed his diagnosis.