Al Nofi's CIC
|| Issue #46, August 11, 2001
- Infinite Wisdom
- la Triviata
- Short Rounds
- The War of the Dog
- Paying Uncle Sam's Nephews, 1833
- Briefing - The Battle of Waterloo, June 18, 1815
"Among the calamities of war may be justly numbered the diminution of the love of truth by the falsehoods which interests dictate and credulity encourages."
- During the first 94 days of the Pacific War, until his departure from Corregidor for Australia, Gen. Douglas MacArthur issued 142 communiqués, of 109 mentioned only one name, his own.
- Approximately one in twelve living Americans has served in the armed forces, for a total veteran population of about 24 million.
- When the 32nd Infantry Regiment was formed, on Oahu in mid-1916, former Queen Liliuokalani of Hawaii dubbed it "The Queen's Own Regiment."
- According to Chinese tradition, the dominoes was invented during the thirteenth century by General Hung Ming, as a means of keeping men on guard duty awake.
- The desertion rate for black troops on the frontier during the late 1800s was only about a third that for white troops.
- When he first led an army against the Saxons in 991, the Holy Roman Emperor Otto III (r. 983-1002) was only 11 years old.
- After the Vietnam War Britain quietly issued 70 General Service Medals with a bar "South Vietnam 1962-64" to SAS men, though the names of the recipients were never published
- The only occasion on which the U.S. Army is known to have taken a "dive" occurred in 1953, when elements of the Arizona National Guard's 45th Infantry Division went down for the count during the filming of War of the Worlds.