Monthly Archives: November 2012


Book Orders Received by December 15th Guaranteed Christmas Delivery!

By | November 17th, 2012|

Looking for the perfect gift for a Norwich Cadet or Graduate? Book orders for Norwich Matters and Norwich Heroes received by midnight December 15th will ship immediately and pre-Christmas delivery is guaranteed! (Note: If you'd like your books signed just send me an email at with instructions immediately after [...]

Citizen Soldiers: From Chapultepec to Mogadishu

By | November 17th, 2012|

On the morning of October 4th, 1993, I watched the news in stunned silence as footage of a celebratory Somali mob dragging the bodies of two American servicemen through the streets of Mogadishu was broadcast for the first time. The Battle of Mogadishu (memorialized in the book and film Black [...]

A Line in the Sand

By | November 12th, 2012|

On October 16, 2004, AH-64D Apache Longbow pilot Ryan Welch (NU ’97) was flying a reconnaissance mission over Baghdad under the cover of darkness. Welch, already a veteran of numerous combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, welcomed what appeared to be a relatively quiet night near one of the most [...]

Two Mystery Photos from the 1980s

By | November 5th, 2012|

The Archives and Special Collections staff frequently posts mystery photos on their blog. The first photo is of an unknown NU employee taken in 1981. Does anyone have any idea who this very serious looking gentleman was? The second photo was taken at a football game in 1987. Email the [...]