Letters to the Editor James Nimmo
Are America’s gay and lesbian service members better off with DADT now
on the way to the trash can of prejudice? Are gays and lesbians in
civilian life better off without DADT on the books?
Action Rod Lott
“Based on real acts of valor,” Act of Valor
may prove a better Navy recruitment film than action film in the short
term. While not the first movie depicting Navy SEALs doing their thing,
it's the first movie to do so starring actual, active-duty Navy SEALs. Seriously — for privacy reasons, their names aren't even in the credits.
Back from war in Afghanistan, many Oklahoma veterans are finding a new battleground in civilian life.
News Ben Fenwick World War II: The invasion of Italy at Anzio, a beachhead
south of Rome, proved to be one of the grimmest battles fought by
Americans. A force of more than 150,000 troops that included Oklahoma’s
45th Infantry Division — the Thunderbirds — spent months fighting the
Germans for the road to Rome. They suffered some of the worst casualties
of the war. By the end, 43,000 Allied troops, nearly a third, were
killed or injured.
CFN Gazette staff
One of the legacies left by 1984 author George Orwell is having
his name describe how totalitarian governments can use language to
distort words, so much so that words or phrases could actually end up
describing the exact opposite of what they purport to mean.
Oklahomans of the World War II generation are leaving us at an alarming rate. But their stories will live on.
News Ben Fenwick
At 19, Ralph Fenwick landed on the shores of Japan’s southernmost island
at what would become World War II’s worst battle in the Pacific. It was
April 1 — April Fools’ Day — and it also happened to be Easter Sunday.