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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 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...

April 27, 2019

"Dead upon the field of glory, Hero fit for song and story."  - John Randolph Thompson

This picture is of Gary Ascher taken in Vietnam by his friend, David, who was killed soon thereafter.  I wrote a post about Gary on March 13, 2019 and I'm going to write another one a...

March 1, 2019

When my grandmother and my mother were still alive, it might have been about 20 years ago now, we visited the travelling wall when it came to town.  Among all of those 58,267 names, we found Eddy's.  He was my  grandmother's youngest child, my mother's baby brother, an...

February 28, 2019

Tony Adams arrived in Vietnam Feb. 6th, 1968 as a member of Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, Twelfth Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army.  He fought in the battle of Hoc Mon, the battle that Eddy was killed in.  Eddy was in C Company so they did not...

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