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ALL VBC BLOG POSTS2020-10-28T19:03:29+00:00

VBC Veteran Goes Viral on TikTok!

← BACK TO VBC BLOG VBC Veteran Goes Viral on TikTok! Vietnam veteran and Navy Corpsman Ray Amelio is now a social media celebrity.  Unless you’re under 25-years-old, you’ve most likely heard about the social media app TikTok, but you probably have

By |November 3rd, 2020|Categories: VBC BLOG|0 Comments

Halloween, WWII Style

← BACK TO VBC BLOG Halloween, WWII Style Several Octobers ago, I woke up, looked out the window and saw pumpkins smashed, some decorations strewn about the street, and my neighbor’s two-year old Bradford pear tree snapped at the lower trunk like an autumn

By |October 31st, 2020|Categories: VBC BLOG|0 Comments

Say Goodbye to the Navy Peacoat

← BACK TO VBC BLOG Say Goodbye to the Navy Peacoat On October 1, the US Navy completed the phase-out of the venerable Navy peacoat in favor of the “Black Cold Weather Parka.” The new parka is superior in every way: warmer, lighter, more

By |October 10th, 2020|Categories: VBC BLOG|0 Comments

The Forgotten Flag Raiser of Iwo Jima

← BACK TO VBC BLOG The Forgotten Flag Raiser of Iwo Jima Video of the Flag Raising on Iwo Jima, shot by Marine photographer Bill Genaust. 23 February 1945. Source: https://archive.org/details/CEP413 A few years ago, an amateur researcher named Eric Krelle

By |October 3rd, 2020|Categories: VBC BLOG|0 Comments

The Phone That Never Dies

← BACK TO VBC BLOG The Phone That Never Dies I bet everyone has found themselves in the precarious situation when your phone dies at the most inconvenient time. Half-way to your destination and forgot your charger? Lost! Chatting with your beau, he’s saying

By |September 29th, 2020|Categories: VBC BLOG|0 Comments

Beer Runs In WWII

← BACK TO VBC BLOG Beer Runs in WWII Look closely at this picture of a British Spitfire in World War II. Those aren’t bombs under its wing. They’re beer barrels. If you talk with a veteran long enough about their service, the subject

By |September 26th, 2020|Categories: VBC BLOG|0 Comments

Happy Birthday, Air Force!

← BACK TO VBC BLOG Happy Birthday, Air Force! Meet Your Grandfather, Professor Thaddeus Lowe and his Aeronautical Corps. General Henry "Hap" Arnold Thaddeus Lowe The “Father of the US Air Force” was General Henry “Hap” Arnold, the man who steered the branch

By |September 15th, 2020|Categories: VBC BLOG|0 Comments

Welcome to the Scuttlebutt!

Welcome to the Scuttlebutt! Welcome to The Scuttlebutt: Understanding Military Culture, a weekly pre-recorded program presented by The Veterans Breakfast Club. “Scuttlebutt” is a military term (specifically Navy) for talk or gossip around the watercooler below decks. The staff at VBC arrived at this title

By |September 4th, 2020|Categories: VBC BLOG, VBC BLOG - The Scuttlebutt|0 Comments

Who Were the People in the Times Square Kiss on V-J Day?

Who Were the People in the Times Square Kiss on V-J Day? Alfred Eisenstadt’s photograph of a sailor and a nurse kissing in Times Square is an icon of V-J Day, August 14, 1945, the final end of World War II. Despite the photo’s fame, the identities of

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