Operation Overlord…

Better known as D-Day, took place 75 years ago today. I have talked to veterans who made that landing, and I cannot imagine, even after talking to them, how they managed to steel themselves to take those first steps off … Continue reading

Memorial Day addenda…

Even after now four years, it felt strange to watch the ceremonies at Arlington on TV, rather than watching it there. The laying of the wreath is very solemn, and even with all the dignitaries and media there, John Q. … Continue reading

In Memoriam…

Honoring those who did not make it back. May you rest in peace, your brothers and sisters have the watch. … Continue reading

Memorial Day weekend…

Lots of folks are off for a long weekend, and will be hitting the sales and enjoying picnics, etc. But take a moment and remember those in the military who never came home and will never be able to enjoy … Continue reading

Another day…

Another golf tournament that we didn’t win… Of course it was us two old farts, and a kid that hadn’t picked up golf clubs in 10 years… I played flog, but we still shot par in the best ball. However, … Continue reading

Sea Stories…

There I was no s**t… er… never mind… I wasn’t there, there aren’t any pictures, and nobody saw anything… Yeah, yeah, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it! Best story of the night, Skipper Walker, VP-4 CO in the … Continue reading

Names… GAH!!!

Met up with a few folks last night, and grabbed a quick bite,  and one thing that we’re all suffering from is trying to remember some folks names… Granted we’ve gotten older, and nobody had a cruise book handy, but … Continue reading

Road trip…

I’m out of pocket for a few days, going to a Navy symposium to catch up with old fiends err… friends and catch up what’s going on in my old community. This is the sound of my people! 😉 Not … Continue reading

TBT…

In honor of the last Doolittle Raider’s passing… This one is only 9 minutes of official film. This one is one of the newsreels that was shown in theaters. And this is a write up of the raid, HERE from … Continue reading