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United States Space Force Coin

Freedom Boner

What a difference a century makes

Here are some statistics for the Year 1919: The average life expectancy for men was 47 years. Fuel for cars was sold in drug stores only. Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub. Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone. The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph. The …

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State Department 155th Foreign Service Specialist Coin

In Honor of Memorial Day 2020

In honor of Memorial Day 2020, during these trying times of the COVID-19 Coronavirus and social distancing, I took the opportunity to visit the Marine Corps Memorial in Arlington, Virginia.

German Enigma Machine

This is a four rotor Enigma machine that was created by German around the time of 1943-1944.  Germany built this rare Enigma for its ally, Japan.  You can tell by both the character and the fourth rotor.  Germany was unaware that Britain had cracked the Enigma they added the fourth rotor in 1942 to strengthen …

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Oleg Penkovsky: The Spy Who Saved the World

Oleg Penkovsky is best known for being declared as the “single most valuable agent in CIA history.”  Penkovsky was a Soviet intelligence officer who volunteered to for the United States and the United Kingdom during the 1960’s.  He would pass military intelligence secrets that shed light on Soviet intentions and weapon capabilities.  This information proved …

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Midwest Crop Circles

While flying over the midwestern United States I happened to look down and see what looked like farm circles.  Previously the only place I have seen things like these was in desert areas.  This was due to having water sprayers that traveled in a circle pattern around and kept watering the crops.  I am a …

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Welcome to Kadena Air Base in Japan

Here is an arial photograph of the flight line of Kadena air base in Okinawa, Japan.