Through out the history of our nation, since it?s founding in the fire of revolution in 1776, we have spent more time at war through either actual fighting or in proxy wars, than we have at peace.
We have fought wars against almost every major European power, including ones who are now our allies, such as Britain, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, as well as nations that are still not so friendly such as Russia.
America?s conflicts 1798 to 2004
At 10:52 am on August 13th of 1972 I was born in a small southern Iowa town. At the time I suspect that my mother had decided that being in labor with me was probably the biggest pain I would ever give her. Boy was she wrong. =) Here is a picture of dad ?eating? my fingers. A funny trivia note about my family. My mother was born on the 13th of March and I was born on the 13th of August. My Dad was born on the 16th of April and my sister was born on the 16th of May.
Today is my Step-father?s birthday. I?m not going to spoil it and tell everyone how old he is though. Here is his Air Force picture. He is one of the reasons why I choose to join the Air Force out of High School which had a huge positive impact on the person I am today.