The Humiliation of the United States by the Barbary Pirates
In 1796 President Washington realized that the US was vulnerable to the French Navy (under the command of revolutionaries who were not too friendly with our government) and with the very hostile...
Posted: January 06, 2016, 02:37 PM
Stephen Decatur-- Real American Hero
The US Navy had been sent to deal with the Barbary pirates, but things seemed to go from bad to worse. On October 31, 1803, the USS Philadelphia, a large warship under the command of Capta...
Posted: January 09, 2016, 04:49 PM
Never Bring Just a Knife to a Gun Fight
On August 3, 1804 the US Navy, led by Commodore Edward Preble on board the USS Constitution ("Old Ironsides") invaded Tripoli harbor to take on the navy of the Barbary pirates. T...
Posted: January 14, 2016, 02:35 PM
To the Shores of Tripoli
Everyone knows how the Marine hymn starts off, right? "From the halls of Montezuma, to the Shores of Tripoli. . ." Tripoli? When were they there? In April of 1805. &n...
Posted: January 25, 2016, 10:20 PM
Well. If you are really into hard-core somewhat authentic survivalist movies of the wild west, then go see the movie, "The Revenant", starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy. &n...
Posted: January 27, 2016, 10:03 PM