Americans win more than a battle at Saratoga "British general and playwright John Burgoyne surrenders 5,000 British and Hessian troops to American General Horatio Gates at Saratoga, New York, on October 17, 1777.
In the summer of 1777, General Burgoyne led an army of 8,000 men south through New York in an effort to join forces with British General Sir William Howe’s troops along the Hudson River. After capturing several forts, Burgoyne’s force camped near Saratoga while a larger Patriot army under General Gates gathered just four miles away. On September 19, a British advance column marched out and engaged the Patriot force at the Battle of Freeman’s Farm, or the First Battle of Saratoga. Failing to break through the American lines, Burgoyne’s force retreated. On October 7, another British reconnaissance force was repulsed by an American force under General Benedict Arnold in the Battle of Bemis Heights, also known as the Second Battle of Saratoga.
Gates retreated north to the village of Saratoga with his 5,000 surviving troops. By October 13, some 20,000 Americans had surrounded the British, and four days later Burgoyne was forced to agree to the first large-scale surrender of British forces in the Revolutionary War.
Burgoyne successfully negotiated that his surviving men would be returned to Britain by pledging that they would never again serve in North America. The nearly 6,000-man army was kept in captivity at great expense to the Continental Congress until the end of the war.
@summitcountyjiujitsu with Doug Cuomo and @broimbolo is the real deal. Really technical jiu jitsu. Super welcoming and they completely understand the effort it takes to show up at 9000 ft. So glad I made it in this week!
‼️🎬: LIVE this Sunday retired Green Beret @jpcervantes180a will be interviewed by @doctorsweet51 on the following topics:
⚡️Two of your toughest challenges during SFAS and/or SFQC.
⚡️You’re Puerto Rican, can you tell us about your family, what it was like to serve in the US military as a Puerto Rican, what was the process like? Any advice for our Puerto Rican listeners?
⚡️You’ve instructed at a couple SOCOM Athlete events now. What was your experiences? What’s a couple pieces of advices you can give the students based on what you’ve seen?
⚡️Every operator has some hilarious stories me Can you think of one story that stands out in particular?
⚡️Tell us about your company Nous Defions Group @nousdefionsgrp
⚡️What goes into choosing the right career-field in Special Operations?
‼️💥Mark Your Calendar for this Sunday, October 6th & learn a thing or two from JP!
What is really fucked up is that they are trying to make that guy Matthews look like a fucking saint who is really trying to do the right thing. Well, how is this doing the right thing: Going to Shot Show and appearing at a costume party dressed as Rambo, talking to Michelle Melgar and giving her a false name (Mike) and spending a significant amount of time with her (dancing). Then, once he realized who she was, he was trying to vouch for the "2 guys" of the team who killed Logan, saying they are his best friends, are really good guys, and she should try to help them. Then saying, “if you would just sit down and have a conversation with the two guys who did this, you would love them.... they’re really not bad people. This has ruined their lives and careers.” Then, the next day (knowing who she was) he sent her texts trying to get to her room and sleep with her.... asking if he could “come take a nap in her room.” Yeah buddy, you feel so bad about what you did to Logan. Matthews is lucky nobody knew who he was until several weeks after the encounter when Michelle received pictures of the killers by email and immediately recognized Matthews as “Mike.” Of course, she freaked out because she thought that guy could have been trying to get her alone and hurt her. Fucking asshole needs to burn. Done venting.....for now.
Ft. Bragg places a single combat boot on Towel field leading up to Memorial Day, to honor each of the fallen soldier, sailor, airmen, and Marine. Each boot has a flag and ID card showing a picture of the fallen with their names, unit, where they were killed and when. It may not be headline news anymore, but we’ve added almost a full 100 yard row to this memorial in the last few years. Please toast to those who gave their all this Memorial Day. -DOL