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The Day Virginia Hanged John Brown

  • December 2, 2017

The painting is famous, but John Brown never did kiss a black child before he was hanged. Today is the anniversary of John Brown's execution in Charles Town, Virginia [at the time]. For  almost 160 years, this collision of facts,…

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The Last Combat Soldier to Leave Vietnam

  • May 18, 2015

As I was watching Rory Kennedy’s television documentary about the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon last month, I kept thinking about Max Beilke.  I knew that he had left Vietnam well before that, but I couldn’t remember when.…

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