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Posted on Mar 25, 2007 in Armchair Reading, Front Page Features

ACG WebOps (24 March 2007)

Jim H. Moreno

Welcome to WebOps, Armchair General’s weekly recon of links to military history news, articles, websites, and more. Museum and memorial news make up a good portion of this weeks’ issue, with links to info about the Museum of the Confederacy, Fort Morgan, Camp White, the USS John F. Kennedy, and a memorial being planned for No Gun Ri. Clicks away!

News

SKorea to Build No Gun Ri Park Memorial – Newsday.com

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea said Thursday it would build a park in memory of victims of the U.S. Army’s mass killing of South Korean refugees at the village of No Gun Ri.

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Virginia to fund Museum of the Confederacy – The Washington Times

Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine says he will approve a $400,000 amendment that would fund the cash-strapped Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond, ending its recent struggle to secure state assistance.

Major receives Distinguished Flying Cross at Buckingham Palace – U.S. Marine Corps

The award is a level three award for gallantry in the air while on active operation against the enemy and according to the U. K.’s Ministry of Defense office, this is first time this is being presented to an American service member since actions in World War II.

Rose Confirmed as Kansas’s First Female National Guard General – WIBW News (video)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Deborah Rose has made Kansas military history again.

The Senate has voted to confirm her promotion to be the first female general in Kansas National Guard history. The rank goes along with her promotion to director of the Joint Forces Headquarters of the Kansas National Guard in Topeka.

DoD Honors Women’s Achievements – NewsBlaze

The Defense Department observed Women’s History Month and honored the women filling its ranks in a ceremony today at Arlington National Cemetery.

Governor Proclaims Women’s Military History Week in Oregon – Salem-News.com

(SALEM) – Governor Kulongoski has signed a proclamation designating the week of March 19th-23rd, as Women’s Military History Week in Oregon.

Articles

Stephenson living W.W.II history lesson – Grand Traverse Herald

Mike Stephenson is a student of history, literally.

The Traverse City West Senior High senior is a World War II reenactor who has participated in large-scale battle reenactments that involve thousands of other ‘soldiers.’ A newer movement just beginning to grow nationwide, these reenacted World War II battles use authentic equipment – including trucks, uniforms, planes, radios and weapons – of both the Allied and German forces in Europe.

WWII shutterbugs: giving Rosie the Riveter a run for her money – The Northerner

Miller was one of many female WWII photographers discussed in the latest installment of Northern Kentucky University’s Military History Lecture Series, "I’d Rather Stalk with a Camera Than a Gun," given by Dr. Constance B. Schulz, a history professor at the University of South Carolina.

Since You Asked: Military history in the W.C. – Mail Tribune

The SORCC is on the site of the old Camp White Army base during World War II. Many of the more than 50 buildings were built during the war, making it an ideal location for the museum.

Announcements

New Lifetime Achievement Award for Military Writing Announced – PRWeb

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 19, 2007 — The Tawani Foundation announced today the creation of a new annual award, the Pritzker Military Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing. The award recognizes and honors the lifetime contributions of a living author for a body of work dedicated to enriching the understanding of American military history including military affairs. The Pritzker Military Library Literature Award includes a medallion, citation and an honorarium of $100,000 (USD) and will be presented at the 4th Annual Pritzker Military Library Liberty Gala, to be held at Chicago’s Drake Hotel on Saturday, October 6, 2007.

Civil War Symposium highlights Forrest – djournal.com

During this year’s annual Pilgrimage of Historic Homes, Brigadier General Parker Hills will again be presenting a Civil War Symposium.

Opinion – Editorial

Preserving Fort Morgan – The Anniston Star

One of the most impressive sites in our state is Fort Morgan. Begun in 1819, the year Alabama entered the Union, and completed in 1834 — no doubt with delays and budget overruns — it was one of the two installations that guarded the mouth of Mobile Bay. (Fort Gaines on Dauphin Island is the other.) In addition to being a state attraction, Fort Morgan is a National Historic Landmark, so designated because of its architectural significance and the role it played in the Civil War.

Berth of a museum? – The Boston Globe

PEOPLE WAITED in a milelong line to see the USS John F. Kennedy when it docked for a weekend at the North Jetty in South Boston earlier this month. The 82,000-ton aircraft carrier, soon to be decommissioned, had barely departed before cries went up to bring it back permanently as a floating museum.

Blogs – Netcasts

Hot Gates of Thermopylae – Military History Podcast

The battle of Thermopylae was fought between 7000 Greeks under Leonidas (including 300 Spartans) and 500,000-2.5 million Persian troops under Xerxes. Xerxes had marched across the Hellespont towards Greece because he wanted Greece to become a satrapy of his and submit to his divine will by giving him earth and water. The two armies met at a 50-foot-wide pass in Northern Greece and here, a small phalanx of Greek hoplites held off wave after wave of Persian infantrymen, cavalrymen, and Immortals. The Spartans demonstrated their bravery again and again, and their lifelong devotion to military training proved to pay off.

The Air Show as Propaganda – Military History Blog on the Web

We finish the second week of our air war theme with a look at the air show as propaganda. During the Cold War the air show became another field of battle in the contest between East and West, with each new aircraft used in an attempt to prove the superiority of one bloc or the other.

Apologizing for slavery, celebrating rebellion – Civil War Bookshelf

It makes no sense to me, therefore, that a modern state which is historically, constitutionally, and legally connected to its reconstructed predecessor can take responsibility for laws or events preceding Reconstruction.

Videos

After Mein Kampf-? The Story of Adolph Hitler

WebOps is a weekly report linking to military history news and articles published in mainstream online media. Excerpts are taken exactly as they are on the noted source websites; quotation marks are not used. The hyperlinks are added by me as I can find them. Please visit the Armchair Forums to discuss the topics in WebOps and much more!

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Jim H. Moreno

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