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He joined the military at age 16 and recalls watching the “dogfights” taking place in the sky. “North Korea had MiGs,” he said. “It was fun to watch, but deadly.”

If his name sounds familiar, it’s because for years he taught political science at Baylor University. What you may not know is that he served five years of active duty in the military and an additional 24 years in the Reserves.

She achieved a major military feat when she became the first-ever female chief aviation electrician’s mate. But it didn’t happen overnight.

Although he didn’t fight in Vietnam, Mike Blaskiewicz had plenty of excitement — two earthquakes in 30 days and four typhoons.

At Landing Zone Winchester in Vietnam, Bobby Brister had to deal with monsoons — and rats. “They weren’t rats, they were monsters,” he said. “To this day, I don’t like rats.”

She asked her father if she could interview him about his service in Vietnam, but he ended up recording it because he discovered he couldn’t talk about it in front of his daughter.

“When I got to Vietnam, I was told the average lifespan for forward observers at that time was … about 14 weeks,” he said.

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AP News Minute: The United Nation's chief is appealing for an immediate halt to fighting between Gaza and Israel. Republicans elected an arden…

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Winner of a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award, the novel is set in the American South in the early 1900s and tells the story of several poor Black women.

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This AK Press anthology is named for Black science fiction writer Octavia E. Butler. Editors Adrienne Maree Brown and Walidah Imarisha have compiled 20 stories written by people who have dedicated their lives to fighting for social change alongside the works of recognizable names from the sci-fi world like Tananarive Due, Terry Bisson, LeVar Burton and Kalamu ya Salaam.

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