The Rest of the Story…

We’ve all, well most of us, have seen the movie, The Bridges at Toko-Ri. Many people do not know the ‘backstory’ of what really happened, nor how James Michener came to write the story in the first place… Here then … Continue reading

Perspectives…

With no disrespect intended to the Jackson family, this reveals the shallowness of our value system in this country. This puts things into perspective: While the focus today, tomorrow and for the next God-knows-how-many-days will be the death of a … Continue reading

USS Grunion (SS216) Identified…

On October 1, 2008, Commander, Submarine Forces Pacific Fleet, Rear Adm. Douglas McAneny announced that a sunken vessel off the coast of the Aleutian Islands is in fact the World War II submarine USS Grunion (SS 216). 66 years after … Continue reading

Daddy’s Poem…

Since school is restarting now, I thought this would be appropriate, since there will be kids missing their fathers again this year, who gave their lives in service to our country. Daddy’s poem- Author unknown from Fay T. Her hair … Continue reading

9 Warriors…

Please drop over the QandO and read 9 Warriors. This is the rest of the story about what happened to the Third Herd last month in Afganistan…h/t McQ … Continue reading

Generations of Valor…

If this does not get your attention, I don’t know what will… This Picture is Worth a Million Words… We truly take a lot for granted. Forget the football ‘heroes’ and movie ‘stars’. Pass this on so that all may … Continue reading

Friday Mornings at the Pentagon…

Continuing the tone of my last few posts, yet again another mostly unknown and uncovered (at least by MSM) honoring of our troops. By JOSEPH L. GALLOWAYMcClatchy NewspapersOver the last 12 months, 1,042 soldiers, Marines, sailors and Air Force personnel … Continue reading

And one from my era…

James E. (Bull) Williams… 20 year Navy man, enlisted at 16, retired on 20. Volunteered to go to Viet Nam with 19 years in, because he knew small boats and thought he might pass that along to his shipmates and … Continue reading

Something Different #20, #21, #22

Back to the Navy and Afganistan… Only two of the three citations have been released. SEALS doing the L part of the job… Sadly one was posthumous. The President of the United States Takes Pride in Presenting The Navy Cross … Continue reading

Somthing Different #19

Another Marine in Iraq- Not once, not twice, but SIX times through the kill zone to get people… The President of the United States Takes Pleasure in Presenting The Navy Cross ToTodd CorbinLance Corporal, United States Marine CorpsFor Services as … Continue reading