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    Tennessee vs The Maxims vs Mississippi

    One of the hardest jobs you can have is to do something creative on a schedule. The twelve or thirteen weeks of football are at the upper limit before it becomes just a job. Now, if you want to make a six-figure deposit into my PayPal account... A colleague of mine was editor of a...
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    Tennessee vs The Maxims vs Mississippi

    Tennessee vs The Maxims vs Mississippi Finally! After four and one-half HOURS Saturday's tilt between Our Beloved Vols and Ole Miss ended. Unfortunately, the lads in Orange came up a bit short, but it was one helluva effort. The final moments of the game, though, are now the proverbial...
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    It's Official! Stop Your Wooing

    "It's Official! Stop Your Wooing" This from the same people who drove around Ft. Sanders last fall searching for "unauthorized gatherings" i.e. students drinking beer and having a good time. Sorry, no. I usually don't sing along with RT, but by God, this Saturday I shall "do the woo" at full...
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    Tennessee vs The Maxims vs South Carolina

    Men of that era were raised to never show emotion. It was seen as weakness. It made them hard, but brittle. If I may be so bold, I would recommend Suddenly We Didn't Want to Die by Elton Mackin. He was a Marine in the 2nd Division. He was made a runner which at that time had a life expectancy...
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    Tennessee vs The Maxims vs South Carolina

    I have been remiss in not mentioning that there were two other MoHs from this action issued to 1st Lt. Harold Goettler and 2nd Lt. Erwin Bleckley, a pilot and observer with the 50th Aero Squadron who overflew the pocket and were able to precisely locate it. Their plane was shot to pieces but...
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    Tennessee vs The Maxims vs South Carolina

    Tennessee vs The Maxims vs South Carolina - or - Vanderbilt University at Knoxville vs the Maxims vs South Carolina For those of you wondering, the alternate title is my opinion of the black uniforms. I had to remind Elder Son&Heir, who was attending the game with me, to slap sh*t out of me...
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    UT’s “Hall of Shame”

    "IIIIIITTT'SSSS THIIIIIRRRRRRRDDDD DOWWWWNNNN!!!" at the approximate decibel level of a Saturn V launch. Lamar Alexander - showed up for his welcoming celebration with the faculty as UT Prez wearing black pants and a gold jacket. Then cut enrollment by about 7000 or so and was befuddled when...
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    Attendance

    89,000?!? UTAD is counting sold tickets not butts in seats. 70 to 75 max. Nobody in SE upper deck above row 15, North upper less than 50% lots of bare iron visible. Noon kickoffs suck.
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    Tennessee vs The Maxims vs Missouri

    Yes, the standard air group for a CVE in the Atlantic was 9 to15 FM-1 (F4F-4) Wildcats and 9 to 12 TBM Avengers. There were four larger CVE's of the Sangamon-class that carried 18 F6F Hellcat fighters and 9 Avengers. This was only six fighters short of the air group for a CVL! Hellcats off two...
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    Tennessee vs The Maxims vs Missouri

    I can relate to that. My Dad's records were lost in that 1973 fire as well. He had to reconstruct them in order to get his VA benefits. Also, the BW was involved in the 13 July 1945 typhoon, losing one of her elevators. She was also hit by a kamikaze. Amazon has the Belleau Wood Cruise Book...
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    Tennessee vs The Maxims vs Missouri

    OK, Halsey's typhoon(s) involved the "new" USS Yorktown (CV-10) so named after the sinking of the "old" Yorktown (CV-5) at Midway. USS Belleau Wood (CVL-24) was an Independence-class light carrier. The CVLs were based on light cruiser hulls and carried about 1/3 the air group of an Essex-class...
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    How can S.C. keep their mascot?

    BTW, the Tiger's Eye on the 50 at LSU is/was on the flag of the Washington Artillery of New Orleans (CSA) which was on the field at First Manassas (Bull Run) and is now the 141st Field Artillery of the US Army. The nickname "Tigers" refers to Wheat's Tigers one of the best regiments in the Army...
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    Tennessee vs The Maxims vs Missouri

    There were only two American carriers at the Battle of Coral Sea: USS Lexington (CV-2) which was sunk and USS Yorktown (CV-5) which was damaged. Both were big "fleet" carriers. Could you be referencing the Battle of the Philippine Sea? Lots of CVEs and CVLs (escort carriers and light carriers)...
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    Tennessee vs The Maxims vs Missouri

    Although the Naval Aviation community was deeply upset with him not only for his shenanigans with the Enterprise but also the loss of Hornet during the above battle, he was sent to command the naval forces deployed for the invasion of the Aleutians, several of the islands having fallen to the...
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    Tennessee vs The Maxims vs Missouri

    Tennessee vs The Maxims vs Missouri a/n: I apologize for my tardiness but I had to track down my Muse which was shacked up with a Skunk Ape in the middle of the Great Dismal Swamp. Last week, yours truly stated: “As the first half unfolded, your Fearless Scribe had a thought that Vol fans may...

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