An interesting bit of history…

Probably one of the most famous engines used in WWII was the Merlin. Few engines throughout history have achieved a near mythical status among its admirers. Fewer still can share credit for the rescue of an entire nation. Perhaps only … Continue reading

Random stuff…

Well, I wore out another keyboard… This one lasted a year, and somewhere around 500,000 words… And my new one… And N, I, and S work!!! Yea! Yes, it’s a Microsoft Natural. I like it because it reduces my wrist … Continue reading

Wow…

WWII veteran Isaac “Ike” Fabela had one wish for his 100th birthday on June 6, to receive 100 cards from people across the country. A bunch of us jumped on boosting the signal. And I want to thank those who dropped … Continue reading

74 years ago…

Operation Overlord, better known as D-Day kicked off… On the morning of June 5, 1944, U.S. General Eisenhower gave the go-ahead for Operation Overlord, the largest amphibious military operation in history. On his orders, 6,000 landing craft, ships and other vessels … Continue reading

Decoration Day…

Originally May 30th, started in 1868, by proclamation of General John A. Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic, mourners honored the Civil War dead by decorating their graves with flowers. On the first Decoration Day, General James Garfield made a … Continue reading

Memorial Day…

Is a day to remember those who gave all in defense of this country. A poem in tribute.   The National Moment of Remembrance Act, which was adopted in December of 2000, encourages every citizen to pause each Memorial Day at 3:00 … Continue reading

It’s not about Veterans…

Memorial Day weekend is about those who cashed that blank check and gave their lives… As you enjoy your three day weekend, take a moment and remember those who never made it back home. And last, but not least, Ramirez… … Continue reading

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