Amazing gentlemen…

First up is Isaac “Ike” Fabela, WWII veteran. He wants to get a few cards for his birthday… He turns 100 on 6 June… His story is HERE. His address is Ike Fabela, C/O Nick Rodgers, PO Box 3112 Montrose, MI 48457 I’m sending … Continue reading

The difference in generations…

Granted I’m an old fart, but the movies and the movie stars were conservatives, proud of America, and many of them had fought and bled for America both in WWII and Korea… Sterling Hayden, US Marines and OSS. Smuggled guns into Yugoslavia and parachuted into Croatia . James Stewart, US Army … Continue reading

Wow!!!

Three days with old friends at the MPA Symposium at NAS JAX, and I’m still amazed by the speech given by retired LCDR Clyde Barber. He has some pretty serious credentials… WWII, Korea, Vietnam veteran in the PBY, P-2, P-3 … Continue reading

Professionalism at it’s finest!!!

Truly the pros from Dover… The Rule is- Aviate, Navigate, Communicate. This is how it’s supposed to be done. Apparently the ‘initial’ roll was around 40 degrees into the dead engine, along with the associated depressurization, vibration and assorted ‘other’ … Continue reading

A sad day…

R. Lee Ermey has died. Statement from R. Lee Ermey’s long time manager, Bill Rogin: It is with deep sadness that I regret to inform you all that R. Lee Ermey (“The Gunny”) passed away this morning from complications of … Continue reading

Finally, a little recognition!!!

PSA- For all the veterans that did not retire out of the military! VA Announces Rollout and Application Process for New Veterans ID Card WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that the application process for … Continue reading

Sigh…

A great Veteran’s weekend! Fun’s over, now it’s back to reality… Dammit… Great time at the National Museum of the Pacific War at Fredricksburg, TX. It was even more special in that Rich, one of my readers, actually gave myself … Continue reading

Worth the read…

Article by: Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center  Forget the Syrian Civil War for a moment. Even without the Sunnis and Shiites competing to give each other machete haircuts every sunny morning, there would still be … Continue reading

Never Forget…

0937, September 11,  2001… This picture, to me, epitomizes the Pentagon’s response… 184 lives were lost that day. The benches face in opposite directions for a reason. If they face west, the bench memorializes those who were on AA Flt … Continue reading

Input needed…

Okay folks, I’d like your feedback here… I’m putting a short story in the Calexit Anthology and it’s the backstory of Captain Mike James. The initial feedback from the alpha readers was WAY too much jargon… So… I’ve rewritten it … Continue reading