New Resources: Sniper Book, Video Footage, American Heroes Book

The August 2008 edition of the American Rifleman arrived today and there were a couple of resource items of potential interest for veterans and military folks:

"The History Of Sniping and Sharpshooting" by Major John L. Plaster, USAR (Ret) covers the history of snipers in six chronological parts, and reportedly includes not only American perspectives but also includes worldwide perspectives from France and Germany to name a few.

The National Combat History Archive offesr great historical combat footage in collections like: "Gun Camera 1944, Part1"; "Group Patton"; "Normandy Invasion", and "War In The Sky - World War II (WWI)" with prices starting at $10 plus S&H.

Oliver North has published a new book called  "American Heroes: In The Fight Against Radical Islam" that examines his perspective on the current war on global terrorism.

2007 Pin-Up For Vets Calendar Has Big Plans To Support Injured Veterans

Via San Diego Blog is news of a Bettie Page style calendar that was created by Southern California college student Gina Elise called the 2007 “Pin-Ups For Vets”. 

Funds raised by the sale of the calendar will reportedly bring need financial resources to hospitalized Veterans' programs, and provide copies of the calendar to current recovering Veterans.

New Book - Operation Homecoming

Boeing and other defense contractors are supporting a new project by author Andrew Carroll and the National Endowment of the Arts called "Operation Homecoming." 

This book tells the "moving personal stories" of those serving in Iraq, Afghanistan, and at home in support of the Global War On Terrorism (GWOT).  It also includes perspectives of friends and family of those serving.

New Gulf War Syndrome Study

CNN reporting on a new report from the VA on the widely debated "Gulf War Syndrome" written by Johns Hopkins University's Institute of Medicine which is part of the National Academy of Sciences.  The report was authorized by Congress.

While has not read the report, the CNN piece actually seems to create more questions than answers.