Sad Day…

Yesterday I lost a good friend. Author, veteran, shooter, pilot, husband, father. JD Kinman died suddenly yesterday morning. JD was an Air Force veteran, one of my original alpha readers, and I was proud to be his on both the … Continue reading

You have to go out…

You don’t have to come back… Unofficial motto of the USCG Rescue units. That big guy in the middle of the picture exemplifies that. He swam at night through 80 knot winds, ripped through a roof without the aid of … Continue reading

Dueling Jingle Bells…

Yet more Navy Band having fun, Country Current does it in ‘style’… ūüôā By the way, most of these folks have at least one degree in music, and are all successful performers and writers of music! … Continue reading

Snerk…

And some more sailors… From the Navy Band!!! They don’t take themselves seriously ALL the time… ūüôā … Continue reading

Last interment on USS Arizona…

Two Army divers gave a unique World War II sendoff to USS Arizona crew member Lauren Bruner when his ashes were interred on the sunken battleship Saturday, the 78th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack. Mr. Bruner is one of … Continue reading

Sad, but not unexpected…

Arlington is filling up too fast as WWII, Korea, and Vietnam veterans pass away. From Military Times Veterans groups have opposed the idea of severely restricting eligibility for burial at Arlington National Cemetery coming years to ensure the viability of … Continue reading

Dammit…

One of the last flyable PBY Catalinas was lost by Hollyweird… This apparently occurred of the Florida coast during the filming of the USS INDIANAPOLIS movie last year, but very few knew about it, or at least published anything about … Continue reading

Phantoms…

Friend of mine was on the last cruise in VF-151… USS¬†Midway¬†(CV-41) was the last US Navy aircraft carrier to operate the McDonnell Douglas F-4S¬†Phantom II. On March 25th¬†1986 the¬†Midway¬†sent the¬†Phantoms¬†to the beach for good. The article and a nice little … Continue reading

Petty, petty, petty…

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead! US Special Operations personnel got him night before last in Idlib Province in Syria… “We had some incredible intelligence officials that did a great job,” Trump said during remarks at the White House on Sunday.¬† … Continue reading

Symbolism…

The Japanese surrender at the end of WWII was very much different than that of Germany four months earlier… HERE is one article. These are some ‘other’ details, that don’t often get discussed… Or, as some people say, the rest … Continue reading