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I can always make it a rule to get there first with the most men.

-- Nathan Bedford Forrest

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Active duty9 %9 %9 % 9.94 % (16)
Retired35 %35 %35 % 35.40 % (57)
Retired for reason of disabilty14 %14 %14 % 14.29 % (23)
Dependent (active duty)6 %6 %6 % 6.21 % (10)
Dependent (retired/deceased)9 %9 %9 % 9.94 % (16)
Friend of all the above24 %24 %24 % 24.22 % (39)

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1779: American troops under General Anthony Wayne captured Stony Point, N.Y., with a loss to the British of more than 600 killed or captured.

1862: David Glasgow Farragut, in recognition of his victory at New Orleans, is promoted to Rear Admiral, the first officer to hold that rank in the history of the U.S. Navy.

1863: The draft riot enters its fourth day in New York City in response to the Enrollment Act, which was enacted on March 3, 1863.

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1915: First Navy ships, battleships Ohio, Missouri, and Wisconsin transit the Panama Canal.


1916: Captain Raynal Bolling commanded the 1st Aero Squadron, New York National Guard, when it was mobilized during the Mexican Border Crisis.

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1927: Augusto Sandino began a five year war against the US occupation of Nicaragua.

1940: Hitler issues his Directive 16. It begins, "I have decided to begin to prepare for, and if necessary to carry out, an invasion of England."

1943: The US 3rd Division attacks Agrigento and Porto Empedocle.