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Thursday, November 10, 2011

On This Day

Two very important events happened on this day in history. One very minor one took place five months ago - this humble little blog was born. I'd like to say thanks to each one of you for helping me find my way.

Yesterday this blog registered over sixty thousand hits, not bad for a blog five months old and written for a man's grandchildren, and achieved only by the help of each of my good friends out there. Thank you all.

More importantly on this day in 1919 a Russian gentleman by the name of Mikhail Kalashnikov was born.

He gave the world one of the finest assault rifles ever developed.


Stephen

13 comments:

  1. Isn't today the birthday of the Marines?

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  2. ProudHillbilly, yes it is...just slipped my mind. Then again, I'm Navy. When we entered the hall of great warriors there was a sign. It said, if you can read turn left for the U. S. Navy, if not turn right and you're now a proud Marine.

    All joking aside, Happy Birthday you crusty fine Marines.

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  3. Happy Birthday, USMC, Mikhail Kalashnikov, and Stephens Blog (5 months ago)

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  4. Tomorrow is the anniversary of the Navy's first rule of land warfare(Send the Marines).

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  5. It's also the anniversary of the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

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  6. Odysseus, we should light a candle.

    Matt, I'll take your word for it. I do remember the wreck and the song.

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  7. Happy Birthday to the aforementioned three

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  8. And today we celebrate another day of me being at the bottom of a sewer lift station asking myself "How did the engineer end up down here with the grunts standing up there looking at me?"

    Happy birthday to all that and esp. the Marines, who defend freedom (and those idiots that don't deserve it)

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  9. Mudbug, sorry about that lift station stuff, but at least my friend, you're working. Hang in there. And thank you.

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  10. 5 months? my you are still so young.(insert wise ass comment here) The stories I heard from Navy guys about the Marines onboard ship. Navy JROTC for me. 2 buddies are jarheads.

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  11. bahahahahah! you are all nuts! but for some crazy reason - i love y'all!

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