Author Archives: Bud Hannings
Battle Of Pearl Harbor This is an account of the Japanese sneak attack against Pearl Harbor on 7 December, 1941. The story is excerpted from a Portrait of the Stars and Stripes, Volume II, Seniram Publishing.
I pledge allegiance to our Flag for Freedom, she’s always true I pray that God’s bright shing Light will protect the Red White and Blue ________________________________________ Through unruly seas and stormy days as Old Glory unfurls and the nation … Continue reading
Interview with Lou Sessinger (In Iraq with troops). http://usmilitaryhistory.com/podcast/sessinger.mp3
Naval Battle of Engano, fought off Philippines during October 1944. Excerpted from Portrait of the Stars and Stripes Volume II, Seniram Publishing. Podcast: http://usmilitaryhistory.com/podcast/engano1.mp3
The Battle of Midway (June 1942) The Battle of Midway June 1942 The naval battle in which the Americans defend the island of Midway in the Pacific. The shortcut to podcast http://usmilitaryhistory.com/podcast/midway.mp3 The Text of the Battle of Midway … Continue reading
The U.S. fleet engages the Japanese fleet in the Coral Sea during May 1942. The opposing fleets never make contact. The entire battle is fought between the opposing planes. The battle is the prelude to the Naval Battle of Midway. … Continue reading
The Great Locomotive Race, by Bud Hannings, excerpted from Every Day of the Civil War. McFarland and Company, Inc. Publishers, Jefferson, North Carolina. Copyright 2010 April 7–12 1862 THE GREAT LOCOMOTIVE CHASE In Tennessee, orders arrive at each of the … Continue reading
The Battle of Shiloh, by Bud Hannings, excerpted from Every Day of the Civil War. McFarland and Company, Inc. Publishers, Jefferson, North Carolina. Copyright 2010 April 6–7 1862–BATTLE OF SHILOH The Confederate Army of the Mississippi, at about 0300, boldly … Continue reading
U.S. Marines invade the island of Iwo Jima during February 1945. The island is defended by about 23,000 Japanese. At battle’s end, nearly all of the defenders are annihilated. The Marines are ordered to seize the island to gain its … Continue reading
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This is an article written for the Marine Corps Association, Leatherneck Magazine, Quantico Virginia for Flag Day. It is in the June 2005 issue of Leatherneck. The interview with the Patriot refers to her ancestors that stretch back to the birth … Continue reading
The Marines and U.S. Army invade Tarawa, which the Japanese claim can’t be taken in one hundred yers by one million Yanks. Following a bloody battle during November 1943, the objective falls in several days.
Warriors In The Sand A tribute to the U.S. Marines that planted the flag in Baghdad.
An interview with Nick Christodoulou, a crewman (and cook) of the sub, Scabbardfish, which had five War Patrols during WWII. The Scabbardfish sunk four vessels during the war and its cook unnexpectedly caused the sub to hrriedly surface in Japanese … Continue reading
Excerpted from A Portrait of the Stars and Stripes, Volume II, by Bud Hannings. Glenside, Pennsylvania: Seniram Publishing. 1991 The Battle of Wake Island. A small contingent of U.S. Marines come under attack shortly after the devastating sneak attack against … Continue reading
Copyright 2011, Seniram Publishing, Glenside, Pennsylvania. The Muslims had come close to eliminating Christianity in the Suxteenth Century and were preparing to totally dominate Europe. Countless thousands of Christians had been transformed into slaves of the Muslims and the Muslims … Continue reading
Interview with Ed Walsh (Knobby). Joined National Guard at fourteen and two years later joined Marine Corps 1945. Served in China then Korea, wounded 1951. After Korea served as Drill Instructor MCRD San Diego. You might consider Knobby to be … Continue reading
Did you know that there is more to know about the last helicopter out of Saigon on 30 April, 1975. The television footage that has shown the evacuation since 1975 seems to have omitted the actual facts. The footage seems … Continue reading
This post is excerpted from Every Day of the Civil War, A Chronological Encyclopedia By Bud Hannings. McFarland Publishing, Incorporated, Jefferson, North Carolina and London. 2010 August 28–29 1861–ATTACK AGAINST FORTS HATTERAS AND CLARK–Union warships had arrived off the coast … Continue reading