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The Warrior Caste
from the evangelical outpost
If you haven’t already done so, you need to skip over to Blackfive’s blog and read what he has to say about the American Warrior Caste. His post really struck a cord with me and is in line with my... [Read More]

» Link Fest '03 from BigStick.us
Ok, time once more for a kah-razy link fest, this time to promote the 2015 series hat some of our loyal fans should recognize. You can find links to the chapters below: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 3.5... [Read More]

The Madness Continues … Are we mad? Are we crazy? Are we nuts? Have lost it spending hours in front of our computer writing, reading, commenting, trackbacking, permalinking and praying for traffic? Do the many e-mailers asking Glenn if he [Read More]

The Madness Continues … Are we mad? Are we crazy? Are we nuts? Have lost it spending hours in front of our computer writing, reading, commenting, trackbacking, permalinking and praying for traffic? Do the many e-mailers asking Glenn if he [Read More]

» SPEED DEMONS from Mudville Gazette
From Stars and Stripes: A recent study done by Quality Planning Corporation, a company hired by the insurance industry to analyze data such as driving patterns or uncover fraudulent claims, looked into the occupations of more than 1 million drivers... [Read More]

» The Warrior Caste from Mister Green
Blackfive had this great post about what he calls the Warrior Caste, families that have served in the military through the generations, and about what some feel is the widening difference between civilians and the military. I didn't serve, mainly... [Read More]

» The Warrior Caste from Mudville Gazette
Soldier, rest! thy warfare o’er, Sleep the sleep that knows not breaking; Dream of battled fields no more, Days of danger, nights of waking. -- Sir Walter Scott, The Lady of the Lake Blackfive recently discussed The Warrior Caste: I... [Read More]

» Duty from Citizen Smash - The Indepundit
MILBLOGGER BLACKFIVE has sparked an interesting discussion about “The Warrior Caste.” (Hat tip: Watt) So why did I serve? Why... [Read More]

» The Warrior Caste from sgt hook
While running through the woods eating snakes and probing for mines I found some time to give thought to a posting of Blackfive's a few weeks back. He talked about the Warrior Caste, that is those who serve in the military generation after generation, ... [Read More]

» The Warrior Cast from Brain Fertilizer
I ran across this post by Sgt Hook, which refers to this post by Blackfive. Blackfive says that it is do to a sense of obligation, an underlying understanding of both what we are defending and what we might sacrifice.... [Read More]

» MilBlogs from Mudville Gazette
I've asked my fellow MilBloggers to submit "notable posts" they've written in the recent past for inclusion here, with a quick summary in their own words. Without further ado, here's the MilBlogs' "Greatest Hits" for this week. (Check back, as... [Read More]

» Warrior Caste Illustrated from Sgt Hook
I recently stumbled across an article about the Lamb family who are selflessly serving this great nation of ours. Six family members wear the uniform of our military, and four of them will be deployed to Afghanistan simultaneously this year. The articl... [Read More]

» A "Best of Blackfive" collection from Mudville Gazette
Blackfive has posted an If You Are Relatively New To Blackfive... post with links to a number of his best works, including such posts as Taking Chance Home and The Warrior Caste. Please take time to read as many of... [Read More]

» The Warrior Caste from the evangelical outpost
If you havent already done so, you need to skip over to Blackfives blog and read what he has to say about the American Warrior Caste. His post really struck a cord with me and is in line with my... [Read More]



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