Music legend Phil Collins isn’t just a maestro of revolutionary sounds. He’s also a guy who is really obsessed with the Alamo.
The British-born crooner's collection of original artifacts from the 1836 battle between Mexican forces and Texas revolutionaries is known to be one of the biggest in the world. In 2014, Collins moved a substantial number of his pieces from his home in Switzerland back to downtown San Antonio, where they now reside in a multi-million dollar museum adjacent to the Alamo.
Collins grew up across the pond in London. He first became acquainted with the Alamo via the popular television series Davy Crockett. It was love at first sight.
"When I got older and became successful, I decided to spend my money on original items from the Alamo rather than on Ferraris," Collins told a crowd during a 2014 press conference across the street from the Alamo.
The joy of driving expensive Italian sports cars may not be the only thing Collins sacrificed to keep the memory of the Alamo alive. Apparently it also cost him several years of his marriage.
You did good, Phil. You did good.
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Army Staff Sgt. Albert Leon Mampre, who served during World War II with the famed Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division depicted in the HBO series 'Band of Brothers,' was laid to rest on June 15th, the Army announced
Mampre, who died on May 31 at 97 years old, was the last living medic from Easy Company, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. A number of soldiers assigned to his unit provided an honor guard for his funeral service.
NIEUWEGEIN, Netherlands (Reuters) - Three Russians and a Ukrainian will face murder charges for the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine which killed 298 people, in a trial to start in the Netherlands next March, an investigation team said on Wednesday.
The suspects are likely to be tried in absentia, however, as the Netherlands has said Russia has not cooperated with the investigation and is not expected to hand anyone over.
"These suspects are seen to have played an important role in the death of 298 innocent civilians", said Dutch Chief Prosecutor Fred Westerbeke.
"Although they did not push the button themselves, we suspect them of close cooperation to get the (missile launcher) where it was, with the aim to shoot down an airplane."
A Navy SEAL sentenced to one year in prison for the death of Army Special Forces Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar is under investigation for allegedly flirting with Melgar's widow while using a false name and trying to persuade her that he and another SEAL accused of killing her husband were "really good guys," according to the Washington Post.
NAVAL BASE SAN DIEGO — The trial of Navy SEAL Chief Eddie Gallagher officially kicked off on Tuesday with the completion of jury selection, opening statements, and witness testimony indicating that drinking alcohol on the front lines of Mosul, Iraq in 2017 seemed to be a common occurrence for members of SEAL Team 7 Alpha Platoon.
Government prosecutors characterized Gallagher as a knife-wielding murderer who not only killed a wounded ISIS fighter but shot indiscriminately at innocent civilians, while the defense argued that those allegations were falsehoods spread by Gallagher's angry subordinates, with attorney Tim Parlatore telling the jury that "this trial is not about murder. It's about mutiny."