Category Archives: War

Titanic & Sultana: April Tragedies

There is no doubt that the Titanic deserves its tragic place in history. The historical account of the Titanic is riveting and ripe with stories about the famous and rich enjoying the luxurious, open decks above, to the poor immigrants … Continue reading

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Remembering Pound Cake

When I arrived at the replacement center in South Vietnam on Feb. 11, 1969, I knew only two people, Robert Heldt & Joseph Herbert.  We received our basic training together at Fort Campbell and our Infantry A.I.T. (Advanced Individual Training) … Continue reading

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“The Band Played Waltzing Matilda”-Slim Dusty

I came across a very touching song about WW 1 sung by Slim Dusty of Australia.  The song & the pictures of the video form a compelling story of a returning WW 1 soldier arriving home after losing his legs … Continue reading

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Dai Mai Creek Massacre

Forty years ago September 19, 1969, I spent the predawn hours pulling guard duty at our four-man fighting position in the mountainous jungles of South Vietnam in the general area of Hue & Phu Bai.  As a low-ranking grunt, I … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln: February 12, 1809, The Last Best Hope of Earth.

Upon my retirement I cancelled all my professional & magazine   subscriptions, allowed all of my professional certifications to expire, and discontinued my membership in The Lincoln Forum.  I chose this path as the first act of responding to a significant … Continue reading

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