On Memorial Day

I was born four years after World War Two ended and grew up in the 50’s in a small Midwestern community and lived just outside the city...

Casualties of War

Over 58,200 men and a few women were killed during the Vietnam War and hundreds of thousands were wounded. It’s been estimated that as...

HILL 352

The Vietnam Veteran Memorial Fund (VVFM) posted an article on Facebook recently that caught my eye. And the reason it resonated with me...

STOLEN VALOR

D. J. Burkett and Glenna Whitely wrote a very well respected book titled “Stolen Valor” about people who have never served in the...

Agent Orange

The month of October has been designated as Agent Orange month so I can’t let this month pass without commenting on it. I’m no scientist,...

FORGOTTEN NO MORE

Eight years ago, several of my siblings and I purchased a Legacy Stone at the Veteran's Memorial "The Highground" in Neillsville, WI to...

Living a Lie

On March 26, 1982, I was living in Silver Spring, MD and working for the Federal Government. The day before, I noticed while reading the...

Memorial Day

The Civil War was the bloodiest war in American history and because we suffered so many casualties a need existed to create national...

Ambush

When I was assigned to an infantry company in February 1968 it was Charlie Company 1/6th 198th infantry and we patrolled areas west of...

LIVING IN FEAR

I arrived in Vietnam in February 1968 and after a few day stay in the country club of Vietnam (Cam Rahn Bay), where I thought I was to...

Jody

Jody was a mythical figure allegedly derived from another mythical character an African-American named Joe D. Grinder. Joe D. Grinder,...

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