Who are the Niños Héroes?

Introduction The Niños Héroes are a key part of Mexico’s patriotic lore, now commemorated by a national holiday on 13 September. Several modern Mexican historians contend that parts of the narrative are not factual. The narrative of the Niňos Heroes has played an important role in shaping historical memory in Mexico since 1847, a source… Read More

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Identifying Opportunities for Improvements in Combat Casualty Care & Prevention

Research Paper Title Mortality review of US Special Operations Command battle-injured fatalities. Background Comprehensive analyses of battle-injured fatalities, incorporating a multidisciplinary process with a standardised lexicon, is necessary to elucidate opportunities for improvement (OFIs) to increase survivability. Methods A mortality review was conducted on United States Special Operations Command battle-injured fatalities who died from 11… Read More

What are the Recommended Medical & Non-medical Factors to Assess Military Preventable Deaths?

Research Paper Title Recommended medical and non-medical factors to assess military preventable deaths: subject matter experts provide valuable insights. Background Historically, there has been variability in the methods for determining preventable death within the US Department of Defense. Differences in methodologies partially explain variable preventable death rates ranging from 3% to 51%. The lack of… Read More

A Finer Death…

“I never saw a finer death. He looked very brave and handsome up there, outlined against the sky, the only figure on the bank above, his helmet off, and his face very pale and blazing with anger, and his arm pointing forward. He fell down headlong, but we never turned back until we gave the… Read More

Death is nothing…

“Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.” Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 to 1821) Also known as Napoleon I, the Corsican or the Little Corporal, he was a French general, first consul of France (1799-1804), and emperor of the French (1804-1814/15), one of the most celebrated personages in the history of… Read More

Death, Winning, & Losing…

“Death can be experienced once, winning maybe more, but losing can happen all the time.” Ron Howard (1954 to Present) Ron Howard, byname of Ronald William Howard, is an American filmmaker who first achieved fame as a child actor and later became a respected director.

Death in Judgement…

“Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement.” J.R.R. Tolkien (1892 to 1973) J.R.R. Tolkien, in full John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, was an English writer and scholar who achieved fame with his children’s book… Read More