Postcards from Tradocia

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Michael Yon is calling for volunteers. He is asking for retired military personnel to volunteer their time to review stories submitted by soldiers, Marines, airmen, and sailors around the world, to get their stories out where the public can read them.

If you’re interested, visit his site and send him an email. I’m not retired, but I volunteered my services anyway. I might even interview some of the B Company alumni – some of them have some good stories that will probably otherwise never see the light of day.


  1. G&G


  2. desult

    Very cool. I’ll put a post up on the blog for this.

  3. Schaus

    apropos of nothing, this link is the life of an 7.62 bullet, from creation to use. Thought you might find it interesting.

  4. Delobius

    Interesting…except that the rounds pictured are 7.62x54mm (another, older Russian round), not 7.62x39mm. You can tell the difference because 7.62x54R (as it’s called) has a rimmed cartridge case, whereas the the 7.62×39 is a rimless case.

    FYI, the NATO round is 7.62x51mm (also generally equivalent to the civilian .308 Winchester round).

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