Al Nofi's CIC
|| Issue #19, January 24, 2001
- Infinite Wisdom
- la Triviata
- Short Rounds
- The Measure of Valor in Vietnam
- A Time For War. . . .
- So Why Did He Wear Those Pistols?
- "Because I'm the Admiral, that's Why!"
"Wars are distinctly nasty affairs. There can be righteous ones, but there are no pretty ones."
Atlanta Journal Constitution,
January 4, 2000
- At present there are fewer than five enlisted personnel (well, 4.75 to get technical) for each officer in the United States Air Force.
- According to President Lincoln, one day a man in Washington threw a stick out of his hotel window and knocked over six brigadier generals, "And it was not a good day for brigadier generals, either."
- At the Battle of Ravenna on April 11, 1512, all of the dozen Spanish regimental commanders present were killed in action, as were 75-percent of the mercenary German regimental commanders in the service of the victorious French, and the French commanding general, the youthful Gaston de Foix.
- General of the Armies John J. Pershing always preferred to wear khaki, but had to make haste in procuring a dress uniform in 1937, when he was ordered to represent the United States at the coronation of King George V.
- True to its slogan, "A few good men," during the fiscal years 1938-1940, approximately 205,000 men volunteered to join the Marine Corps, but only 38,080 were accepted.
- Arguably the most distinguished fighter pilot in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II was His Royal Highness Prince Edward Keliiahonui Kawananakoa, heir to the throne of the soi disant Kingdom of Hawaii.