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All Things Soldier: Words Mean Things, 75 Years Later

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner This 4th of July is important in American history because it was 75 years ago now...
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Meet A Master Gunnery Sgt With A Father’s Heart
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Meet A Master Gunnery Sgt With A Father’s Heart

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner From 1980 until 2010, Honduran-born Melvin (Mac) McField served in the United States Marine Corps, and...
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All Things Soldier: The Navy Nails A Terrorist And The Media Responded With Crickets
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All Things Soldier: The Navy Nails A Terrorist And The Media Responded With Crickets

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner Squeezed right between the COVID Capers and the murder of George Floyd was an incident that...
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All Things Soldier: A KIA In The Time Of COVID
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All Things Soldier: A KIA In The Time Of COVID

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner The Israeli Defense Force has just had to bury one of its own. A member of...
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All Things Soldier: Corona And CASH
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All Things Soldier: Corona And CASH

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner The purpose of this edition of All Things Soldier is meant to not be political, but...
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A Timely Triumph Over Terror
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A Timely Triumph Over Terror

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner As the weeks roll by and we continue to battle an invisible enemy in the form...
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All Things Soldier: Agility In The Time Of COVID
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All Things Soldier: Agility In The Time Of COVID

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner In this season of Athens Now endeavoring to focus on the positive things going on around...
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All Things Soldier: Corona And CASH
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All Things Soldier: Corona And CASH

By: Ali ElizabethTurner The purpose of this edition of All Things Soldier is not meant to be political, but I...
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All Things Soldier: Solid Start
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All Things Soldier: Solid Start

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner I am not a veteran, however, when I got home from living in a combat zone...
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All Things Soldier: Iwo Jima, 75 Years Later
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All Things Soldier: Iwo Jima, 75 Years Later

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner On February 19, 1945, American forces began what would become one of the defining battles of...
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All Things Soldier: “General McGee, Our Nation Salutes You!”
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All Things Soldier: “General McGee, Our Nation Salutes You!”

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner The 2020 State of the Union address was a historic night on many levels, from the...
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All Things Soldier: Spoofs Inspired By The Space Force
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All Things Soldier: Spoofs Inspired By The Space Force

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner It became official as of December 20, 2019: We now are now in the process of...
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All Things Soldier: Thoughts On The Current Embassy Escapades
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All Things Soldier: Thoughts On The Current Embassy Escapades

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner There is something that seems to be commonplace with people who have been in a combat...
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All Things Soldier: Gary Sinese And The Snowball Express
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All Things Soldier: Gary Sinese And The Snowball Express

By: Ali ElizabethTurner Gary Sinese, who became a household name as “Lt. Dan” in the movie, Forrest Gump, made a...
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All Things Soldier: A New Service Medal For Helping Out In Hard Times
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All Things Soldier: A New Service Medal For Helping Out In Hard Times

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner When Hurricane Katrina hit in the summer of 2005, as Iraq-based DOD contractors, we were given...
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All Things Soldier: The Boot Campaign Ten Years Later

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner In 2007, former Navy SEAL and native Texan Marcus Luttrell published the monster hit memoir, Lone...
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All Things Soldier: The Blackhawk Down CommUNITY Breakfast
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All Things Soldier: The Blackhawk Down CommUNITY Breakfast

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner I will never forget the day in January of 2002 when I watched the film Blackhawk...
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All Things Soldier: The Poolee Continues To Prevail
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All Things Soldier: The Poolee Continues To Prevail

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner Back in May, a high school senior in Colorado was getting close to graduating from a...
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All Things Soldier: A Requiem To Remember

By: Ali Elizabeth Turner We were made to be in community, to be part of something greater than ourselves, to...
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Meet Master At Arms (MA1) Mandy McCormick Leonard
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Meet Master At Arms (MA1) Mandy McCormick Leonard

By: Sandra Thompson It has been a long held misconception that we are the “Limestone County Veterans Museum” or even...
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