John Simpson

About John Simpson
John Simpson is a journalist, fine arts photographer, former Air Force officer and veteran who lives in Lakewood, WA.

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Article: An Editorial: The Problem with Staying in Your Lane

The problem with staying in your lane is that no change is made. And when no change is made, people will continue to die from shootings in America.

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Article: 7 Military Vets Who Were Left-Handed

Being a left hander leaves you different from 90% of the population. Here are 7 of the greatest known left-handed military men:

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Article: The Purple Heart Almost Died With Gen. Washington

We celebrate Purple Heart Day on the date Washington created the Purple Heart Medal. After the Revolutionary War, the honor was nearly forgotten.

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Article: Preserving the Spirit of the Greatest Generation

The Greatest Generation’s legacy live on in us, and we need to carry it proudly; especially on a day of rememberance – the Spirit of

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Article: It’s Time to Stop Forgetting the Coast Guard

With four other, bigger military branches, it can be easy to forget about the Coast Guard. Sometimes we need to be reminded of all they do for us.

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Article: 6 of the Best Brews for International Beer Day

Kick back and crack open a cold one this Beer Day. While not all beers are made equal, here are 5 that are sure to satisfy:

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Article: The Only Female Buffalo Soldier

On Buffalo Soldiers Day, we take a look at one of the first female soldiers in American history, and the only one to have ever been a Buffalo Soldier.

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Article: Amelia Earhart: An American Heroine

Amelia Earhart was one of the first female pilots. Though the circumstances of her disappearance are unknown, we do know how important she was to

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Article: The Military Has Loved Tattoos Since the Dawn of America

Tattoos can be traced back to 4000 BC, and military tattoos can be traced back since before the American Revolution. Why are they so popular?

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Article: 13 Surprising Facts About the Apollo 11 Mission

The Apollo 11 mission to the moon is a hugely celebrated and iconic part of American history. Its launch happened 50 years ago to this day.

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Article: The 17 Greatest Hiking Trails in America

Looking for a little adventure this summer? The Greek physician Hippocrates was onto something when he reputedly said, “Walking is a person’s

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Article: The Military Rule ‘K.I.S.S.’ Should Be Common Sense

Ah, the age-old phrase K.I.S.S. “Keep It Simple, Stupid!” It’s said in a drill instructor’s harsh tone, but there is wisdom

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Article: Who Was Medal of Honor Recipient Douglas Munro?

Coastie and Medal of Honor recipient Douglas Munro earned the honor in the United States’ first attack against the Japanese following Pearl

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Article: The Untold Story of the Declaration of Independence

Everyone knows the role that Thomas Jefferson, writer and later president, played in the Declaration of Independence. What about the man who revised

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Article: The Pentagon: How History Shaped These 5 Walls

As one of the more uniquely-shaped structures in our nation, the Pentagon also has an interesting origin story. Why exactly does it look like that?

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