Badass Report: Staff Sgt Freeman Horner

Basically he freaked out the enemy when he decided he was bullet proof in the middle of a fire fight….


Another Badass report: On Nov 16th 1944 in Germany, Army Staff Sgt Freeman Horner earned the Medal of Honor. Basically he freaked out the enemy when he decided he was bullet proof in the middle of a fire fight. His company was pinned down in a flat, open field, still 100 yards from the objective, with crisscrossing Nazi machinegun fire from three locations. As they lay in the dirt, enemy artillery zeroed in on them and began pounding away, causing serious casualties. Horner decided this was going south fast if he didn’t do something to eliminate the machineguns. He stood up and ran straight toward them, weaving across the field. For some reason the Nazis couldn’t hit him. As he got closer, a previously unknown machinegun position opened up on him from the side. He spun while running, charged it and killed the machingunners, then turned back to continue toward the original emplacements, dodging as he ran. The Nazis were getting freaked out by their inability to hit him, and as he got closer they turned tail and ran to hide in the basement. S/Sgt Horner burst in, tossed grenades into the cellar, and captured the Germans left alive. Altogether, his bulletproof charge across the open fields resulted in several dead Nazis, a handful of POWs, and 3 machineguns out of commission. Freeman Horner was a true badass.

He later achieved the rank of Major and served in Korea as well. See more at

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Badass Report: PFC Joe M. Nishimoto

Mild-mannered Joe becomes a one-man army…

Another Badass Report: On Nov 7th, 1944 in France, the small and mild-mannered PFC Joe Nishimoto turned into a one-man army. For three days his company had been pinned, slowly fighting across a ridgeline confronting heavily entrenched German enemy. Many in his unit had fallen to continuous artillery and mortar attacks, booby traps, and mine-fields. Fed up, he took matters into his own hands. Crawling through the heavily mined area he attacked and destroyed the first machinegun emplacement with grenades, then circled around and eliminated another emplacement with his subgun at point blank. After charging two more enemy approaching on foot, he then assaulted and destroyed yet another machinegun emplacement. Having taken all the enemies strong points single-handedly, his unit was able to break the three day standoff and take the ridge. A badass was needed in this moment in the battle, and the mostly meek PFC Nishimoto stepped up and earned the Congressional Medal of Honor.

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Badass Report: King Badass Capt. “Mad” Jack Churchill

Just wow…

Jack Malcolm Thorpe Fleming Churchill, called “Mad” Jack joined the Manchester Regiment of the British Army in 1926. After exploring the Indian subcontinent on a motorcycle for several years just ‘cuz, and learning bagpipes, he retired. He worked odd jobs and learned archery, but a guy like Mad Jack wasn’t happy as a civilian and re-joined as WWII was getting going. The battlefields of WWII were to prove his salt and earn him his nick name.

As the Germans pushed the French and Brits back to the sea at Dunkirk, Mad Jack refused to give in, fighting guerilla warfare, riding his motorcycle, with his bow on is back, swinging a giant Scottish broadsword! Despite being shot in the neck, he attacked German positions medieval style with his long bow and sword, basically freaking the Nazis out big time. He has the claim to fame of making the last recorded long bow kill in action.

Returning to England, he volunteered for the new group called the Commandos, sure he could fight more Germans that way. He assaulted many German positions in the Brit Special Forces, often playing the bagpipes while riding to battle, and leading the charge with his broadsword above his head.

He won many awards for bravery, one for attacking a much larger German force in Italy by leading his unit to surround the occupied town at night, then charging from every direction yelling “COMMANDOS” as loud as possible. With only 50 men they killed a pile o’ Germans, and took 136 prisoners.

One night he single-handedly took 42 German prisoners using only his sword! He basically snuck up on the Nazis, from foxhole to foxhole, skewering them with his sword or taking them captive. When asked how one man could do such a thing, he replied, “I maintain that, as long as you tell a German loudly and clearly what to do, if you are senior to him he will cry ‘jawohl’ (yes sir) and get on with it enthusiastically and efficiently whatever the situation.” – a true badass.

Eventually the Germans captured him. His whole team was killed or wounded and he was out of ammo (and missing his sword) so he just started playing the bagpipes until they captured him and threw him into Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp. Of course, being Mad Jack, he escaped and made it to the Baltic Sea, where he was recaptured and sent to an Austrian POW camp. Of course he escaped again, walking 150 miles through the Alps until he ran into US forces.

The war was ending in Europe, so naturally he went to Burma to keep fighting, but Japan surrendered before he got the chance. He reportedly said, “If it wasn’t for those damn Yanks, we could have kept the war going another 10 years.”

Once WWII was over he didn’t want to get bored, so he trained as a paratrooper and went to fight Arabs in Palestine, finally retiring in 1959 and surfing the rest of his life.

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Badass Report: M/Sgt Ernest Kouma, US Army, Korea.

Singlehandedly killing 250 enemy…

Another Badass Report! Master Sergeant Ernest Kouma knew how to command his tank like a badass. He had operated one throughout WWII. Now in 1950, in the vicinity of Agok, Korea, Master Sgt Kouma earned the Medal of Honor, wielding his tank like a fortress.

It began around midnight Sept 1st when the North Korean enemy crossed the river and fiercely attacked, causing heavy casualties to US forces, and a retreat was ordered. M/Sgt Kouma and the other tanks were rear guard to cover the withdrawal. However the enemy kept advancing, overrunning or destroying all the other tanks involved. M/Sgt Kouma realized his tank was the lone obstacle left to the enemy onslaught. He chose to stand his ground alone. He held position all night, repeatedly fighting off the enemy. Standing atop his turret he fired the 50 cal mounted machine gun point blank into the enemy as they surrounded his tank on all sides. Out of 50BMG ammo, and wounded, he continued repelling the enemy attacks with grenades and pistol fire.

Finally after 9 hours there was a lull in the waves of enemy and he was able to withdraw his tank to friendly lines through 8 miles of enemy territory, during which he had to fight through 3 more hostile machine gun positions. It is estimated M/Sgt Kouma singlehandedly killed 250 enemy soldiers. His magnificent stand allowed his unit to pull back and regroup. Master Sgt Kouma was a true badass and worthy of the Medal of Honor.


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Badass Report: George “Bud” Everett Day USAF

Escape, evade, and survive as a POW…

Today is “Bud” Day day. He is the subject of this badass report – Maj. George “Bud” Everett Day USAF.

He served in WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam War, and was awarded the Medal of Honor due to his heroic resistance as a POW during the Vietnam War.

After ground service in the Pacific in WWII, he became a pilot and flew F-84’s in Korea. Later he trained pilots in the F-100 and became the first person to bail out of a jet fighter without a parachute and live!

He went on to fly F-100’s over Vietnam where he was hit by anti-aircraft fire and ejected over enemy territory, breaking his arm in the process. He was captured and imprisoned 20 miles behind the lines. In spite of his injuries he managed to escape and although naked and alone, eating raw frogs, evaded the enemy for 15 days until he was shot and recaptured only 2 miles from a US Marine Base. Taken to prison camps near Hanoi, he was tortured and starved, and had his bones broken again. Over time he healed and worked together with other captured pilots to assist each other in resistance and survival, singing “The Star Spangled Banner” when threatened with death and torture from brutal guards. For a time he shared a cell with future senator John McCain. Finally after nearly 6 years of captivity he was released, and awarded the Medal of Honor by President Ford.

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Here are some great videos to get the low down on the Chinese Type 56 SKS rifles…

Two of our favorite YouTube channels have done some valuable reviews of the Chinese type 56 SKS rifles that are available. Check out these videos to get a good feel of what these historic rifles are capable of. Although they show battlefield wear, they are a phenomenal gun for the price.

The Late Boy Scout takes one through the paces…

DocTacDad shows how he refinished the stock…

Then DocTacDad and his wife give the gun a shooting workout…

These older type 56 SKS’s are built solid, made to last. They have a level of craftsmanship that surpasses the Norinco SKS’s that were so common in the 1980’s. As the old saying goes, “Which do you think is made better, a rifle made to kill Western capitalists, or sell to Western capitalists…?”

You can see the guns online here:

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Get the scoop on the P83 pistol through these videos from the DocTacDad channel !

Recently the interesting DocTacDad YouTube channel did a couple videos on the Polish P-83 9×18 pistols – check them out to get the full story.

First, the unboxing:

Then the full review:

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