The Amazing Story of Colonel Percy Fawcett

What the Hell Happened to the Man Who Mapped the Amazon?


Since I was a kid I have had a fascination with Explorers.

In partcular, Explorers of the Amazon.

As a writer people like Colonel Percy Fawcett whose life seems to blend myth and reality has always been a driving inspiration for me.

If you have not read the book The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon, I recommend it highly.

The Bad Ass Files: Joseph Beyrle – 101st Airborne, US Army



Billy bad ass is right.

The 101st Airborne Troopers that assisted the SOE and OSS Units providing arms and intel to the French resistance were part of the Jedburgh units.

My God this dude was a modern day Leonidas!

The Bad Ass Files: The OverMountain Men

The Overmountain Men


If there was ever an inspirational story that was needed for this specific time in history it is this one!

Sometimes I think our Continental and Confederate forefathers are looking down on us yelling “You can start shooting Anytime you know!”


I absolutely love the Footnote!

Side note: One of the Overmountain Men commanders was a guy named John Sevier. After the Revolution, Sevier declared the Overmountain Towns a separate state, which he named the State of Franklin. He was tried and convicted of Treason for this, but instead of going to jail he ran for State Legislature, won, and then passed a law pardoning himself of Treason. He went on to become the first governor of Tennessee, a 3-time U.S. congressman, and once very nearly fought a duel with Andrew Jackson.

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!