← BACK TO VBC BLOG Did George Washington Require Soldiers to Be Vaccinated in 1777? The answer is yes, though what we call a “vaccine” didn’t exist in 1777. Instead, people protected themselves from the deadly smallpox virus by inhaling crushed smallpox scabs (gross!) or having
← BACK TO VBC BLOG The Great SeaBee Train Robbery of 1950 After the landing at Inchon, South Korea, on September 15, 1950, a patrol of ten SeaBees volunteered to go behind enemy lines and commandeer several locomotives located at the Kirin brewery. The Seabees captured
← BACK TO VBC BLOG Rendel Bergman’s "The Unwelcomed" One of our Vietnam Marines, Ren Bergman, sent this moving poem dedicated to Vietnam vets. My 18th birthday, January 31, 1968, was the first day of the Tet Offensive. 246 US service members died that day, making
← BACK TO VBC BLOG Morse Code Turns 177 Years Old Today! (Daguerrotype of Samuel Morse, 1840. Perhaps taken by Louis Daguerre himself) He was a master portrait artist, a virulent hater of Catholics, and a supporter of slavery. He did NOT invent the
The Real Story of Tiger 332: How Americans Captured a German King Tiger, Mark VI Tank on Christmas Eve, 1944.
← BACK TO VBC BLOG The Real Story of Tiger 332: How Americans Captured a German King Tiger, Mark VI Tank on Christmas Eve, 1944 by Harry Miller, WWII Veteran Harry Miller joined us April 19 and shared the story about how his 740th Tank Battalion