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The Final Outcome: Braddock Tigers Football and the Strike of 1959

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by Greg Nichols For reasons that had nothing to do with Eisenhower, Taft-Hartley, or the Supreme Court, the air above Braddock was electric on November 6, 1959. It was game day, and the Tigers were playing their biggest rivals, neighboring

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What Happens Before the First Shots Are Fired?

by General Tony Zinni Throughout our history we have committed our military to action hundreds of times. The reasons have been many and varied. After each of these commitments our military dutifully examines all our past interventions and wars attempting

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The Legend of the Braddock Tigers

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by Greg Nichols Big Bertha, a massive driving sled, haunted the Tigers’ dreams. It was rare for high school football teams to use sleds in the late 1950s, and rarer to see anything larger than a two-man version. Big Bertha

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Inside the Fight: Level Zero Heroes

By Michael Golembesky It all started with a promise—a promise that I kept to the members of my Marine Special Operations Team—that If we survived our tour in Afghanistan, I would tell our story. But it’s not just the story

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A ‘Most Honest Horse Thief’: James Byrnes’ Role In Japan’s Conditional Surrender

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By Paul Ham Upon his swearing in as President Harry Truman’s Secretary of State, on 3rd July 1945, James Francis ‘Jimmy’ Byrnes quietly assumed greater powers than his new position entailed. In coming weeks, Byrnes would act as Truman’s big

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