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This Week In Military History June 17th – June 23rd

June 17th On this day in 1775, British General William Howe lands troops on the Charlestown Peninsula that overlooked Boston.Continue Reading

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Orlando Standoff ends with police finding the suspect and four children dead.

The officer that was wounded during the initial contact with Lindsey, has been identified as Officer Kevin Valencia. Valencia taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center where he underwent surgery. He is reported to be in stable condition and is expected to make a full recovery.

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Police Stand Off: Orlando Police Officer Shot, Convicted Felon takes 4 Children as Hostages

During the new conference Chief Mina stoically answered questions during his briefing. “We’ve been through this before. It’s hard. It’s very traumatic when your officer is shot in the line of duty.  But they still have a job to do and that they are focused on a peaceful resolution to the standoff.”

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June 6th, 1944 — D-Day & The Invasion Of Europe

Patton stood and delivered a short impromptu speech: “I’m proud to be here to fight beside you. Now let’s cut the guts out of those Krauts and get the hell on to Berlin. And when we get to Berlin, I am going to personally shoot that paperhanging goddamned son of a bitch just like I would a snake.”