October 28, 2019

Last Thursday, two days before my 70th birthday, a gift I never could have imagined, arrived in the mail.  From a man I had never met. He hoped I would receive it in time for my birthday. 

After Eddy was killed in Vietnam March 4th, 1968, I put my head in the sand...

September 7, 2019

"For every wounded warrior, there is a multitude of family, friends and communities who are forever changed."    - Diana Mankin Phelps, A Mother's Side of War

I first met Larry Tomovick (left in the above picture, with his mother, Pat, and brother, Ken) in December...

September 4, 2019

"Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death."  -  Omar Bradley, U.S. Army General, WWII

This young man, at age 20, earned the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations involving conf...

July 24, 2019

                                         Neal J. Madsen, on the right,  Vietnam 1966-67

"The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must...

July 9, 2019


                        Wayne (Butch) Abney, Jerry Miller, Andy Wahrenbrock, Robert Coulter

                        "Heroes don't wear capes, they wear dog tags."  - Proud Army Sister...

May 24, 2019

 "Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death."  -  Omar Bradley (1893-1981) U.S. Army General

Craig Latham, a 20 year old from Ohio, carried a 35 mm camera and an M-16 rifle plus a 60-80 lb. ruck-sack on his back into the thick...

May 22, 2019

"It is sweet and right to die for your old and dangerous lie. It might be necessary, but it is never sweet and rarely right.  It's a tragedy."   --Louise Penny, Bring Your Dead

On September 21, 1946 identical twin boys, James and John, were born in Hu...

May 19, 2019

"They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old; age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.  At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them."

  - R.L. Binyon, Sept. 1914, written for the fallen

Jeannie Morrison was a blonde, pig-taile...

May 12, 2019

"Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ....

April 27, 2019

"American soldiers in battle don't fight for what some president says on T.V., they don't fight for mom, apple pie, the American flag...they fight for one another."   - LTC Hal Moore, CMDR 1/7 Cav.  la Drang Valley, Vietnam

Michael Doolittle is front and center in...

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