Following the Revolutionary War, the Old Guard was created on June 3, 1784, after the victorious Continental Army had been disbanded. According to the provisions of the 1783 Peace of Paris, Congress was required to create an army. Only a small artillery detachment, posted to West Point, had been retained, and this became the Old Guard. Although the Third Infantry Regiment has been stationed at numerous military facilities since its inception, its home has been at Fort Myer, Virginia, just across the Potomac
Among all the duds—the desperate and depressed and not-quite-divorced—a 45-year-old man named Richie Peterson stood out. He was a career naval officer, an Afghanistan veteran who was finishing his doctorate in political at the University of Minnesota. When Missi “liked” his profile, he sent her a message right away and called her that afternoon. They talked about their kids (he had two she had three), their divorces, their sobriety. Richie told her he was on vacation in Hawaii, but they planned to
“Aye, I would!” Plainly he meant it. I gave in with bad grace, and reluctantly reined in my horse. Jamie leaned to kiss me glancingly on the cheek, already turning to go.
Ty Alford made the Cinch Elite Team during the 2010-2011rodeo season. The team roper represented his high school in Ponce de Leon, Florida, at the 62nd annual National High School Finals Rodeo in Gillette, Wyoming, in July 2010. So how did he get to be the sole “Cinch Elite” member? As a top finisher, he qualified for the Cinch Rodeo Team and his academic standing at school qualified him for the Cinch Academic Team that combination earns next-generation rodeo competitors “elite” status in Cinch’s