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Patton at the Battle of the Bulge: How the General's Tanks Turned the Tide at Bastogne

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December 1944. For the besieged American defenders of Bastogne, time was running out....

No Silent Night: The Christmas Battle for Bastogne

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On Christmas Eve, the holiest of nights for the many Christian peoples of Europe, Adolf Hitler was unleashing the full fury of his remaining Luftwaffe bomber force on Bastogne.

"Former VA Field Examiner / Investigator Publishes Book About Disabled Vets"

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Former VA Field Examiner and Investigator publishes a compilation of stories about his time at the VA. Major Miguel Reece is a military veteran with more than 30 years of service in the United States Air Force, both as an enlisted member and officer, with an additional 10 years with the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office, St. Petersburg, Florida. He is the author of The Disabled Veteran's Story.

Silent Stories

Category: Personal Experiences

A call for us all to welcome our soldiers home with open arms and grateful hearts and to provide each with the compassionate support they need to begin their lives anew.

By What Is Sure To Follow

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"Don Burton's ‘By What is Sure to Follow’ takes us from carefree college days into the Vietnam War’s pit of hell, and it's a pit Mr. Burton knows something about. This book will suck you in, then punch you in the gut." — Mike Farrell, best known as BJ Hunnicutt of M*A*S*H, is the author of Just Call Me Mike: A Journey to Actor and Activist and Of Mule and Man An untold event described in this book covers five full panels of the Vietnam Wall. 1933 Marines died in just over a 24 hour period.

Green Card Soldier

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This historic novel is an adventure tale about a Bosnian teen escaping to America, becoming a soldier-citizen and returning to his homeland to help rebuild from war’s devastation… fusing fact with fiction to tell an heroic story. Check out my book website www.GreenCardSoldier.com. You can download and read the prologue to my historical adventure novel for free.

So Others May Live

Category: Personal Experiences

At the end of a two year commitment on his last combat flight a crew chief's Dustoff helicopter is shot down by a mortar while attempting to pick up wounded in Vietnam.

A Republic, if you can keep it; a chronicle of the American counterrevolution

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America stands, not at a crossroads, but at the edge of an abyss. Americans are bewildered about how it has come to this...For the first time, Todd Douglas has provided Americans with a comprehensive history of how the constitutional government of the United States was undermined and ultimately destroyed. This destruction was not always deliberate, and was perpetrated by members of both the Republican and Democrat political parties that have ruled us for a century and a half.

"So Others May Live"

Category: Personal Experiences

A Vietnam Dustoff Crew-chief recalls his last combat mission when his helicopter is struck by a mortar while attempting to land in the dead of the night to pick up a wounded solider.

It Had To Be Love

Category: Poetry

A poem about the love of a serviceman and his girl and being separated during the war.

A Nation Honors WWII Heroes

Category: Personal Experiences

In Long Overdue Recognition

Dalton Vets honored for 60 years of Legion service

Category: Personal Experiences

Dalton Veterans Russell Freeburg, Ted Panas and Ray Ernest were honored for 60 continuous years of service to the American Legion, Mintken-Davison Post 301 during the 2014 Memorial Day service at Dalton Cemetery.

Memorial Day 2014

Category: Poetry

I wish to salute all the fallen heroes of all conflicts past, present and future.

In Memory of Supreme Sacrifice for Country

Category: Personal Experiences

"The Very Soul of a Nation is its Heroes"

IN PROFOUND GRATITUDE

Category: Personal Experiences

"The very soul of a nation is its heroes"

When God Calls the Soldier Home

Category: Poetry

Written to pay homage to our fallen heroes.

The Commander~

Category: Personal Experiences

I wrote this last week for my mother for Mother's day, yes she was a WWII veteran~and yes she did it her way!

Green Card Soldier

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My novel is an adventure tale about a Bosnian teen escaping to America, becoming a soldier-citizen and returning to his homeland to help rebuild from war’s devastation… fusing fact with fiction to tell an heroic story.

Mekong Mud Dogs

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Sgt. Ed Eaton a Sniper in Vietnam, in a History Channel film “Snipers: Dangerous Missions” and the LifeofDuty.TV film “Choosing Honor”. Ed, who has also been written about in numerous books and magazines has written his memoirs in words of brutal honesty. Ed takes you through his trials and tribulations of going from lowly Private to, RTO,Grenadier, Pointman, Squad Leader, Platoon Sgt. Platoon Ldr. and Sniper. While with the River Raider of the Mekong Deltas Mobile Riverine Force.

Call Sign Dracula- My Tour in Vietnam With The Black Scarves

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Joe Fair’s memoir of his service as an infantryman in Vietnam with the Big Red One is a compelling, authentic, straight forward and gritty account of a year (1969) of that war. Paul H. Herbert, Ph. D. Colonel, US Army (Retired) Executive Director First Division Museum at Cantigny 1 S 151 Winfield Road Wheaton, IL 60189 Tel. (630)-260-8225 / Fax. (630)-260-9298 www.firstdivisionmuseum.org

Hamfist At DaNang: The FAC Diaries

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Part 1 and 2 of the award-winning Hamfist series: Hamfist Over The Trail and Hamfist Down!. Now with a Glossary of Terms! Hamfist Over The Trail: It’s 1968. Hamilton Hancock is the Distinguished Graduate at his Undergraduate Pilot Training class at Laughlin Air Force Base. He is on the fast track to become a fighter pilot, flying an F-100, F-105 or F-4 in Vietnam. Then, the “needs of the service” intervenes, and he is assigned to fly one of the smallest, slowest aircraft in the Air Force.

Child of the Greatest Generation, A WWII Home Front Memoir

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This World War II memoir, through engaging dialogue, describes the time in America of war bond drives, food rationing, victory gardens, V-mail There were air raid drills, and citizen saving newspapers, empty food cans, and used kitchen grease in support of the war effort and warnings that "loose lips sink ships". I refer to the time I lived in the home of Lucille Ball when her husband, Desi Arnaz served as a corporal in the U.S. For further information go to: homefrontkid.blogspot.com

Only Hope For Some

Category: Personal Experiences

Ever wonder why the Veterans Administration has to many chiefs and not enough "True Veterans Who Care"? Our Veterans Services should be ashamed on how Veterans in Arizona are being treated in Phoenix and Tucson. Did you know that the American Legion Runs Phoenix Regional Ratings Office? Yet, American Legion Reps say their no part of them. I now have a 2 year journal of recorded conversations that will make you sick to your stomach.

The SADM Project

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Like every man on his team, Captain Chris Holt has sworn an oath to defend America against all enemies. Yet from the moment he enters the SADM Program, Holt never considers the possibility of a domestic deployment. Dr. Heinrich Fleischer has big plans. He forms an unholy alliance with a ruthless leader of a Mexican drug cartel. In this intriguing thriller, one man must attempt to stop a psychotic serial killer before he instigates his final revenge.

Park It! Book Tells WWII Vet's Story

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Step on it, but don’t speed, to get your copy of Park It! The Amazing True Adventures of Wallace Winkie, Driving Instructor (and decorated WWII 34th Division veteran). With over 200 stories of drivers’ education and classroom antics, this book will drive you to laughter. The e-book is available at Amazon.com.

Tarnished Hero

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After receiving the Silver Star Medal for gallantry in an action where three of his friends are killed by our own Air Force, Kelly releases his rage in an Air Force officer's club in Vietnam, earning him a less than honorable discharge. Returning to the U.S. Kelly embarks on a new career as an undercover narcotics agent. Before he can marry the love of his life, she is kidnapped by the same cartel that almost killed him. Will he be able to save her in time?

Character: The Ultimate Success Factor

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Character has never been more important than it is in today’s government, military, and corporate environments. Built on integrity, commitment, and accountability, character contributes to success at personal and organizational levels. Based on the personal, corporate, and military experiences of Dr. J. Phillip London as well as on many other real-life examples, this book presents the time-tested lessons behind character-driven success. For more info, please visit www.characterthebook.com.

Real Soliders Don't Cry

Category: Personal Experiences

A Dustoff crew risked their helicopter and their lives to evacuate a dead man and solider who doesn't appear to be wounded from the thick jungles of Vietnam.

Do Xa Strike Mission 50 years ago

Category: Personal Experiences

On April 27th 1964 Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron, assisted by gunships of the U.S. Army's Dragon Flight, 52nd Aviation Battalion, both out of Da Nang Vietnam attacked a VC Stronghold 15 miles west northwest of Quang Ngai, near the village of Do Xa. For the 'Purple Foxes' of HMM-364, Dragon Flight and ARVN Troops the mission proved anything but typical.

Viet Nam: The War That Wasn’t…But Now Is

Category: Personal Experiences

The Viet Nam war was never officially declared. It was the war…that wasn’t. For those of us who were there, the war that wasn’t still lives within us. Little do we realize how the war that wasn’t, is firmly etched in our souls. In a sense, the future is not ours. It belongs to the war that wasn’t. The war that wasn’t, has a mysterious effect on every decision we make. For those of us who participated, the war...that wasn’t...now is. We are Viet Nam veterans.

Enigma: A Veteran's Quest For Truth

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Your job as juror is to read the evidence in this book, weigh the evidence and arrive at a verdict. Is the story you are about to experience the fabrication of a fiction writer or the perceptions of a lucid and careful researcher? The decision is yours.

What a Veteran Deserves

Category: Poetry

Proud US Citizen, S.A.L. Member, Army JROTC Cadet, and Future Navy Sailor of 2015

Hanging up My Boots

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“Hanging up My Boots” is a real page turner. It’s packed with action, intrigue, mayhem and probably a bit of lust. Yes . . . probably. Since “Hanging up My Boots” is a 365 Day Journal that was created to assist military servicemembers that are in the transition to civilian life, the story that gets written in this book is specific to its owner.

Call Sign Purple Three

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Mark Heathco has written a New Book about 2nd infantry division soldiers pulling patrols inside the Korean dmz back in the mid 80”s which preserves the story of the dmzvets of the 2nd Infantry Division dmz mission. the book traces a real patrol as the perform their patrolling mission from warrior base to inside the dmz. You can order the book “Call Sign Purple Three” at Amazon.com or anywhere else books are sold on the net or by contacting the Author at dmzpatrolleader@yahoo.com

Warrior Turned Writer

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The Jolly Shop is a delightful children's Christmas adventure that teaches children a gentle life lesson, the gift of giving, in a brand new way. Complete with Santa's legendary beasts, the majestic Saber Tooth Snow Tigers, and a mad scientist (Dr. Cringe) set on ruining Christmas, children will get lost in the powerful and magical elements that still lead to the familiar North Pole. Beautifully illustrated, author Walt Johnson, delivers a classic message about the magic of Christmas.

Find The Black Box

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Find The Black Box can be a healthcare game-changer – if – I can get enough people to read it, and begin to understand that; your, your children’s, and your grandchildren’s healthcare system is broken, and no one is talking about why it is broken, and how to begin to fix it until now. This book is a well-intended challenge to every healthcare expert, and it comes from my combined experiences in military aircraft and as a squadron commander at 23, and also as a surgeon and anesthesiologist.

The Military Art of J. Thomas Leamon

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A compact, soft-cover, heavily illustrated book that is a colorful variety of cartoons, sketches, paintings, models, dioramas and writings, reflecting artist Tom Leamon's fascination with war and his own experiences as a combat veteran in World War II.

Congressional Delay for WWII Tokyo Raiders

Category: Personal Experiences

Let's not wait nearly 75 years to honor our veterans.

The too perfect sound

Category: Personal Experiences

No eyes are wandering as I look upon the faces of mourners, all eyes fixed on the soldier saluting the folded flag held over his partner’s heart. An older, higher ranked man squares his shoulders as the two soldiers step again in synch toward him. The folded flag is placed in his hands; the two salute the flag in one matched motion. The older man’s steps are more comforting, unperfected, and quiet. Around me more sniffle, someone discreetly sobs.

Smokey Joe & the General

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Autobiographical and biographical--through the lives of two extraordinary American leaders, Brigadier General John E. Wood and Lieutenant General Edward L. Rowny, a fast paced exploration of almost 40 years of some of the most fascinating innovation and leadership in America's integration of technology in military capabilities. Rowny worked for Generals Marshall, MacArthur and Eisenhower, and along with Wood, rates the leadership qualities of each in Smokey Joe & the General.

Maggie's Wars

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“Maggie’s Wars is a highly charged story, with power politics on a grand scale... the frightening realistic descriptions and technical know-how is right on the mark and Phil Pisani’s skill at painting a vivid scene in the mind’s eye of the reader is excellent and packs a wallop.” William H. LaBarge author of Sweetwater Gunslinger 201, Hornet's Nest, Road to Gold and Desert Voices.

Little Moments

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Story about two of the finest Cairn terriers ever and their exploits through life.

Southern Memories

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"Southern Memories" is about growing up in the Great Depression in rural Mississippi. It also contains two very large chapters about my great-grandfather and other relatives who fought in the Civil War. My great-grandfather was Isaac Smith and he enlisted in the 24th Mississippi Infantry and spent four years in many major battles such as Atlanta, Lookout Mountain, Corinth, Vicksburg, etc. The unit had 1000 men in 1861 but only 25 at wars end in 1865.

STROKE OF GRACE; Knowing God's Grace in Distress and Triumph

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Author Jerry Heydenberk writes specifically of his "Vietnam Combat Flying" in Ch. 5 of a book that recounts the many times he has known God's surprising grace. Heydenberk relates the three times he feared for his life in Vietnam, serving 18 months (1966-68) first at Banmethuot as 155th pilot/IO and then at Nha Trang as PIO with 17th Aviation Group. This is a must reading for anybody who ever flew a rotary wing aircraft in trying situations.

Answered Prayer

Category: Personal Experiences

A door gunner recalls a mission in the Plain of Reed flying an experimental mission called Firefly in 1968.

My experience flying in the Secret War in Laos

Category: Personal Experiences

The Ravens were a secret group of elite U. S. Air Force pilots who flew in civilian clothes and unmarked aircraft to help save the neutral country of Laos from being taken over by the North Vietnam during the Vietnam Conflict. They were highly trained fighter pilots who flew as Forward Air Controllers (FAC) in the single engine, prop driven, slow moving Cessna 0-1 Bird Dog to direct fighter-bombers onto heavy defended targets and provide bomb damage.

A Hero to me

Category: Poetry

This poem was written for my father, USN retired L C Albertson, for fathers day 1988. Rest in peace dad.

Dear Gang

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Dear Gang is a collection of letters combat photographer Gary Vogt wrote home to friends and family while serving with the legendary 1st Air Cav. in Vietnam. Included in the book are over forty photographs Gary took of his basic training and his work documenting several battles and the every day life of a soldier in Vietnam.

Dear Gang, letters home from a combat photographer with the 1st Air Cav. in Vietnam.

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"Dear Gang" is a collection of letters combat photographer Gary Vogt wrote from June 24 1967 to June 19 1968 while he was attached to the legendary 1st Air Cav. in Vietnam. They paint a picture of a soldier's eye view of America's most divisive conflict since the Civil War. The letters are written to family and friends back home in Connecticut. He tries to shield his mother from the reality of the war while being more forthcoming with his father, a combat veteran of the Second World War.

Saving Tres Rios

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Retired Air Force Sergeant Robert Madden thought the war was behind him, but he entered Tres Rios, New Mexico, and a new war was just beginning. When Madden stops in Tres Rios on his way to California to pursue a doctorate in education, he runs into a local drug lord and halts all of his plans. To escape from a corrupt police force and legal action, Madden is given a choice in punishment--state prison or a year teaching troubled kids at a rural school. Protecting his students and to survive.

WWII Tokyo Raiders Deserve Congressional Gold Medal

Category: Personal Experiences

In celebrating our blessings, we should include the service and sacrifice bestowed to us by our veterans. All too often, acknowledgment for their commitment and valor is long-delayed or even denied. Such is the case for the WWII Tokyo Raiders.

Out of the Trap

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WWII & Korean War Silver Star Veteran Billy DeVasher Releases Book: “Out of the Trap." Inspirational story of survival, breaking free from life’s traps, and experiencing victory.

Parent Power: The Key to America's Prosperity

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Why do we permit babies to be born with one, two, and three strikes against them in the America? At some point in their lives, half of all children born in the United States will have lived in one-parent homes, primarily headed by women. More than half of them will live in poverty for a time and will continue the cycle of family disadvantage. The U.S. ranks 18th of 21 Western countries in overall child well-being. 5 children die daily from abuse in the U.S.

Faithful To My Memorias

Category: Poetry

A poem about my girl/wife while I was enlisted in the Army

Smokey Joe & the General

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A combination biography of my first boss in the Army, Col. John E. Wood, and autobiography. Col. Wood was the best trainer in the Army, and a generation ahead of his time. The book covers my 39 years of service in the Army, including combat in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Also, my 11 years as chief negotiator of strategic arms and adviser to President Ronald Reagan, who awarded me the Presidential Citizen's Medal as one of the chief architects of "peace through strength."

The Core Standards of Veterans Day

Category: Personal Experiences

The importance of Veterans Day in the lives of children today as seen through the eyes of one educator.

Last Chance, A U.S. Airman's Story

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To my knowledge "Last Chance, a U.S. Airman's Story" is the only book published about the ground based airmen who served during the Vietnam Conflict. The book has elements of every human emotion - sadness, happiness, fear, anger, disgust, surprise - and some stories will have you rolling with laughter. The book is full of history and would be of interest to anyone that is or was in the military.

This Page Intentionally Left Back FM 101 Knuckleheads

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I’d been with the battalion for a year or so when I met the dumbest kid I’ve ever known (who wasn’t medically diagnosed as “mentally challenged,” that is). This knuckleheaded soldier working in the proscribed load list (PLL or shop office) was the kind of soldier who’d ask his sergeant, “What time is the fifteen hundred formation?” One time my shop got the mission to provide one soldier for a range detail, which is normally a rather monotonous detail in which a soldier assists...

GAME ON! The Nicaraguan War Chronicles Book 1

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The United States of America has not won a war since WWII. There exists no public record of some clandestine actions. They are still denied. To some men who bear the physical and emotional scars of those hush-hush missions, bitter memories are etched deep. For some, not a day goes by without remembering the heat of battle. The hope of easing anguish far outweighs facing possible censorship and public ridicule. This is one man’s story who served on the Nicaraguan Defense Mission.

Turbulent Waters

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You thought CAPTAIN PHILLIPS, starring Tom Hanks, was a blockbuster? Try TURBULENT WATERS, the new action/suspense thriller based on true events in hardcopy and eBook for a supernova of a ride!

Diary of a Vet's Wife, Loving and Living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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The sound of shattering glass severed the silence. Eyes wide in terror, I searched the darkness, paralyzed in fear. Streaks of streetlight edged the mini-blinds, no prowling shadows outside the windows. Slipping out of bed, I tiptoed across the bare wood floor. Pounding blood echoed in my ears. I made my way to the doorway and edged out into the hall. With my back tight to the wall I inched forward, straining to hear any sound or movement. There...a muffled noise...behind my bedroom door...

Born An American

Category: Poetry

My poem turned award winning song (Forever An American)

Golden Ghetto: How the Americans & French Fell In & Out of Love During the Cold War

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Considering the suspicions, jealousies, bigotry, and crass opportunism inherent whenever one foreign power occupies another, Golden Ghetto: How the Americans and French Fell In and Out of Love During the Cold War pieces together an improbable tale of how fear and skepticism were crushed by trust and friendship.

Taps for Reb Walt

Category: Personal Experiences

I was unable to attend the stone setting for my friend Walter Wolf this past Sunday in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. "Walt, please accept these words in place of my absence."

Puff

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"Puff" is a biography of World War II veteran, Heinz G. Puff, who served with the 32nd Division in the South Pacific. His own story, as told to author Paul Devantier, recounts his immigration to the United States, his war years, his professional career as a Milwaukee, Wisconsin police officer, his marriage and family, his retirement in northern Wisconsin, and the unusual twist of having a brother who ended up on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list.

In Tribute to Veterans

Category: Personal Experiences

“We stand on the backs of their sacrifice. Their history is our tradition, as long as there are Americans to remember...”

In Tribute to Veterans

Category: Personal Experiences

“We stand on the backs of their sacrifice. Their history is our tradition, as long as there are Americans to remember...”

To Elinor, a romance in two voices

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I lifted an envelope from the banker's box. A dull green propeller-driven airplane flew in a stationary bombing raid on the corner stamp. I slipped the sheet of onionskin from the envelope, and it unfolded in my hands. My father's handwriting. 1941. To Elinor. After reading the hundreds of pages of letters my father sent home during WWII, trying to convince his One Love, Elinor, to marry him instead of her other suitors (or the two men to whom she was engaged), I wrote their story.

South From Corregidor

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On the evening of 6 May, 1942, hours after US Army General Jonathan Wainwright surrendered all US and Filipino forces on the island of Corregidor and other fortified islands in Manila Bay to the Imperial Japanese Army, 18 US Navy sailors from USS Quail began their daring escape to freedom. Using a 36-foot motor launch, the 18 sailors, led by Lieutenant Commander John Morrill began their amazing 2000 mile journey through Japanese infested waters.

Nothing More!

Category: Poetry

We judged the guilty, propped up the weak, Fed the poor and urged the meek. Father, Mother, Daughter, Son, We were the people in uniform.

SBP/DIC Offset

Category: Personal Experiences

Is Congress doing it to Vets again?

Honor Flight Cleveland Provides Free Trips for Veterans to See Memorials in Their Honor

Category: Personal Experiences

Iwo Jima Survivor Finally Sees Memorials Honoring His Service Courtesy of Honor Flight Cleveland

Take Advantage Men....

Category: Personal Experiences

This is something every young athlete should read as they prepare for there experience @ the American Legion World Series....

Cold Warrior, Memoirs from the Midwatch

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Upwards of 20 million Americans served in the military during the Cold War. Few of those have been lauded, honored or even remembered. One of these unsung Cold Warriors stands his watch from midnight to six in the morning on a nuclear powered ballistic missile submarine. As he fights against boredom and weariness, he reflects back on how he got here and his experiences in Vietnam. All this is intermingled with the very serious business of being in charge of one of the country’s most lethal deter

My Navy Whites

Category: Poetry

a poem dedicated to the young men that died in Pearl Harbor on the USS Arizona and all that were there on Battleship row

Soldiers

Category: Poetry

Poem to honor my grand daughter when she was in Iraq

"Titus"

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This is the story of a boy who grew up in the Great Depression Era. He was a member of his high school's football team and he showed promise. But his father, being very traditional, expected him to get a job and help the family once he turned fourteen. He was pulled out from school and sent to work but as fate would have it, something unbelievable came in the way.

Saying Goodbye

Category: Poetry

poem written about a soldier in the Vietnam war

Arab-Islamic Groups and Organizations (From Muhammad to the present)

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US- based Iraq native, Saul Silas Fathi, releases educational and informative book ofArab-Islamic Groups and Organizations. While his childhood saw him smuggled from Iraq to Israel, Saul Silas Fathi’s iron-clad spirit did not stop him from immigrating to the US and serving as a high-level executive with many Fortune-500 companies. Now in retirement but determined to achieve further success, Fathi has used his world-class abilities to compile an enlightening book of Arab-Islamic Groups and Orgs.

Glossary of Arabic Terms: An Islamic Dictionary

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Glossary of Arabic terms: An Islamic Dictionary (ISBN: 978-0-9777117-4-1) Glossary of 1,500+ Arabic words and Islamic Dictionary, including the Qur'an and Hadith.

Islamic Leaders: Their Biographies & Accomplishments (From Muhammad to the present)

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US-Based Iraq Native, Saul Silas Fathi, Releases Compelling Biography of 420+ Islamic Leaders. While his childhood saw him smuggled from Iraq to Israel, Saul Silas Fathi’s iron-clad spirit didn’t stop him from immigrating to the United States and serving as a high-level executive with many Fortune-500 companies. Now in retirement but determined to achieve further success, Fathi has used his world-class abilities to compile a fascinating biography of over four hundred noted Islamic leaders.

History of The Jews and Israel

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History of the Jews and Israel is 4,000 years of history in 74 pages.

Full Circle: Escape from Baghdad and the Return

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Winning the 2005 Military Writers Society of America 2005 Bronze Medal, my autobiography, Full Circle: Escape from Baghdad and the Return, chronicles a prominent Iraqi Jewish family’s escape from persecution through the journey of one family member: a 10-years old boy (Fathi). After a harrowing escape from Iraq through Iran, this boy begins a life-long search for meaning and his place in the world.

Nine from Aberdeen: U.S. Army Bomb Disposal in the Second World War

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Shortly after Pearl Harbor, nine Americans traveled to wartime England in order to study bomb disposal methods. Thomas J. Kane and his handful of ordnancemen were entitled to wear distinctive British insignia on their American uniforms. They were among the first pioneers of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD). Originally trained to defend the U.S., Kane's elite branch realized its fullest potential overseas. Over 200 squads supported U.S. Army operations across the globe. This is their story.

Dear Mom and Dad: Letters from a Soldier

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In 1953, I joined the Army. As everyone should, I wrote home. Years later, I found that my mother, who died in 1963, had kept my letters. So I copied them, and I added comments and photographs. Together, they make a diary of those three years. All the letters were written by a boy in his late teens. I am proud to say that very little editing was necessary.

Our Family Service

Category: Personal Experiences

Five brothers who have served in the US Army. And our sister's husband was an Air Force retiree.

Why do we support those who damn us?

Category: Personal Experiences

ATTN RVN VETS, THIS IS A LETTER I SENT TO THE VIET NAM HELICOPTER PILOTS ASSN. PLEASE LET THEM KNOW IF YOU AGREE

Vet saves his Grandsons life in a war that he had never been too

Category: Personal Experiences

Have you ever sat and listened to your grandfather or and older War veteran as they told their story of wars from the Past. If you havent you may want to do so as it might save your life one day.

Honor your Heroes in grand style

Category: Personal Experiences

Was your father or mother a Veteran? We want to honor them all. Read on and find out what we have planned for Memorial day!

My Love Affair with “Connie” USS Constellation CVA-64

Category: Personal Experiences

This about the seven years I spent aboard the aircraft carrier USS Constellation CVA-64. It covers some fo the events dating from just after the big fire until 1959. It is about the daily routines telling of tragedy and some of the fun stuff that went on.

Beauty and Rest

Category: Poetry

See the water and all the little rainbows as the rain falls on a sunny day.

A Solder’s Plight

Category: Poetry

Dedicated to all the wives with love ones in the fight

A Solder’s Dream

Category: Poetry

Some of you might remember these nights. Maybe it will bring back some old memories.

MY CHEMICAL MOUNTAIN

Category: Books

We live by the best landfill ever. I flipped my dirt bike there once. Plus I've got a sketchbook full of uranium monsters. My friend Cornpup likes to show off the weird bumps on his back for a dollar. And Charlie, he'll drink red creek water on a dare.

Divine Fate - A True Story

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Army infantryman Paul Pinkerton returns from the Vietnam War angry and haunted by the past. Sandy Campbell struggles to make sense of her tragic childhood. By chance their worlds collide one Valentine's Day, setting them on a remarkable journey together.

A Stranger's Hero

Category: Poetry

A poem for Veteran's day. In dedication of everything they have done and for who they did it for.

Ray Anderson's Eyewitness Account to World War II

Category: Personal Experiences

His epic story of participating in five invasions in the Pacific during history's greatest conflict

The War News

Category: Poetry

During WWII the war news wasn't the same as today. There seemed to be much more interest and concern. I was a five year old but I sensed the importance.

God Will Not Fail - CD Project

Category: Music

An inspiring traditional gospel CD with songs that take you back to church along with an inspiring sermonette to encourage your Soul to Sing in spite of

Letters Home: A Paratrooper's Story

Category: Books

Last August, a movie captured theater audiences with its gripping story of the 517th Parachute Regimental Combat Team's dangerous mission in the height of World War II. The story behind Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed is a true story, inspired by a book by L. Vaughn Curtis called Letters Home: A Paratrooper's Story

A Battlefield Promotion

Category: Books

This is a story of war and love and basic decency and friendship in the Pacific Field of Operation. A Battlefield Promotion by Lowell D. Emenhiser, Diane M. Boyd (Editor) Nook Book $2.99 Kindle Edition $2.99

Zipper Light

Category: Poetry

...a soldier's spirit rises as the zipper of a Body Bag is closed

Military Tinnitus Event - Salute to Silence Tinnitus

Category: Personal Experiences

Hi, my name is Sal Gentile a Tinnitus suffer from Tampa, Florida and I am a Military Veteran and the American Tinnitus Association Lead Event Coordinator for “Salute to Silence Tinnitus”. I would like to tell my story.

Brave Hearts and Their Cradles - A Pictorial Presentation of Native American Cradleboards

Category: Books

A book featuring Native American cradlebords. Cradleboards are often referred to as a papoose carrier in the white culture. These utiltarian objects of art and affection were used for safety of the baby for transportation of the baby by the mother. Each tribe constructed their cradles in a manner that represented their tribal art and the best design for the mother to use as a carrier. Each cradle was made from the natural materials that grew in the environment in which they lived. .

The 40-year-old Medic Bag

Category: Personal Experiences

After 40 years of being out of Vietnam, a medic is reunited with his medica bag and his past........

Postcard Memories From World War II: Finding Lost Keepsakes 70 Years Later

Category: Books

What began as a hobby of collecting postcards written by soldiers during World War II has become a book that captures the joys and sorrows of those soldiers and their loved ones left at home to worry and to wait.

When A Soldier Dies

Category: Visual Arts

This is a powerful and moving tribute to our men and women of the armed forces who have given the ultimate sacrifice! Poem is by Raicynda Velyn and is posted on youtube. http://youtu.be/f8qOM0GvLWs

I owe a debt

Category: Poetry

A poem for the American Veterans.

"9/11 I remember..."

Category: Personal Experiences

The Preface is written by daughter, Rosa Maria Lopez: This story is about my Dad's personal experience of the tragic events of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center eleven years ago now. He wrote about the role of Jerome Dominguez, a NYC police officer of the Emergency Service Unit, truck #3, of the Bronx. And this is his story...

Independence

Category: Poetry

A poem entitled "Independence".

The Battle

Category: Poetry

A poem entitled "The Battle".

The Vietnam Wall

Category: Poetry

A heart rendering moment

A student's view on the Marine Corps Ball

Category: Personal Experiences

Honoring the Marine Corps Birthday is more to a Marine than just a celebration. It is an achievement. Thirteen weeks of back breaking training is something most of us will never get to experience. Marines are prepared to fight and die for this country and so this celebration is like there second birthday. Each Ball counts as another year of survival for the Marines and their loved ones. 237 years of tradition and commitment to this country, we are the land of the free because of the brave!

Memories---Gratitude

Category: Personal Experiences

World War II Memorial - Honor Flight - Hero's - Train Ride - Greatest Generation - Nursing Careers All of the above phrases have prompted me to share an experience which has shaped and touched the lives of many.

Pacificparatrooper.wordpress.com

Category: Personal Experiences

Everett Smith served with the 187th regiment, 11th Airborne Division during the Second World War. With time and age his scrapbook (kept by his mother) began to become damaged. Here in this blog are photographs, his letters and thoughts are included with a background of the entire unit's experience. I would be honored to have this included in your records, for I am the last of his bloodline.

TAKE CHARGE!; Americanism and Leadership Explained

Category: Books

This book is an instruction for those who sense a better,future, It defines leadership, natural law, where are we, work, education, government, health & wealth and where we should be going. A great people will have faced and solved great problems. Great leaders are the result of the high expectation of an informed and demanding electorate. It is efficient for one to move the many into the future. This book defines Americanism...our Yankee heritage. ...Our 'can do' attitude.

Warriors, Diplomats, Heroes, Why America's Army Succeeds

Category: Books

American soldiers are warriors, diplomats, and heroes - leaders, thinkers, and doers. They are courageous and tenacious, disciplined and focused, thoughtful and selfless. Through their dedication and sacrifice America's Army has built an unparalleled legacy of achievement. The experiences of soldiers individually, and the achievements of the Army collectively offer valuable lessons. These hard won lessons apply to circumstances far removed from the battlefield. Learn why America's Army success.

"Baby On The Way"

Category: Poetry

The poem "Baby On The Way" was written on August 27, 2012 by Les L. White.

ARDENCY

Category: Personal Experiences

How fine might the world have been but for ungodly war? The privileged of Freedom exacts a price; from the ardent brave, the supreme sacrifice, and yet, all is not loss, although most high-tagged are the priceless gifts our soldiers give, the ultimate sacrifices they have made, and are likely, by the Grace of God, to courageously offer in the future, as Freedom and the love of Freedom are not the ways of this sometimes, in some places, somewhat dismal world in all its dissension and discord...

Tough Care

Category: Books

A tender and honest account of a husband caring for his dying spouse, Tough Care, by Bernard Mooney offers advice and support to those in, or about to face, similar situations. His wife Celia proudly served in the US Army Women’s Corps during the Vietnam Era. Years later, however, she was stricken by serious illnesses that caused her to deteriorate from a young and vivacious soldier, woman, wife, and mother, to a severely incapacitated homecare patient.

Fire at the MGM Grand November 1980

Category: Personal Experiences

On a cold November morning the MGM Grand on the Las Vagas strip was on fire. The 302nd Special Operations Squadron out of Phoenix, Arizona was on a TDY at Nellis AFB, just north of Las Vagas. The 302nd responded with three HH-3E heavy lift helicopters to assist local first responders with rescue and transport efforts. I was the Flight Engineer on Pony 01 the first helicopter to arrive.

Angels On Our Shoulders

Category: Books

At the age of seventeen, I enlisted in the U. S. Army Air Force and was on active duty, February 22, 1944, two weeks after age eighteen. This interrupted my college education. Our crew represented eleven different states. The B-29 Superfortress was the most awesome bomber of WWII. On arrival at Saipan, we were assigned to the 73rd Bomb Wing, sooth Bombardment Group, 883rd Squadron. Each round trip mission to Japan was 3,000 miles over the ocean.

BETSY

Category: Music

Betsy Ross song lyrics

The Military Working Dog 70 Years of Praise

Category: Personal Experiences

There is a bill in the Senate called, “Canine Members of the Armed Services Act (S.2134), which is intended to reclassify MWDs as canine members of the armed forces, instead of being classified as ‘equipment’. It seems to be stalled in Congress (the House of Representatives has a companion bill processing). I urge every member of the American Legion to contact their representatives in Washington and ask them to support these bills.

The Forgotten 500

Category: Books

I am a retired Senior Master Sargeant from the United Stated Air force. I served proudly from 1950 to 1972. I was given credit for my Korean War Service by preforming duties with the 529th ACW Sqdn,529th ACW Group, 20th Air Force on Okinawa late 1951 and early 1952. B-29 Bombers were flying daily missions over Korea at that time. I served with the Director of Materials Office, Headquarters 7th Air Force at TanSon Nhut Air Base, Siagon, Vietnam from April 1966 to May 1967 .

Infantryman

Category: Poetry

I've lived the life of an Infantryman, It's a sad story that may make you wail. If the hells of war frighten you, Then please do not read this tale.

A Soldier's Prayer

Category: Poetry

Now I lay me down to sleep, And hope my dreams are thoughtful and deep. I pray that tonight I’m not awaken, By bombs exploding and the ground shakin’. I hope that I can get some peaceful rest, And wish that the next day will be blessed. All I want is to sleep through the night, So that tomorrow I’m ready for another fight. I pray my dreams are of my family, As I make sacrifices to keep them free. May you watch over and keep them safe, As they wait for me and remain brave.

Walk A Mile

Category: Poetry

For centuries They have been in the fight, Serving our country and doing what's right. They have worked so hard to pay their dues, I'm honored to walk a mile in their shoes. They will answer the call when we need, Filling their ranks is such a rare breed. They won't give up or know how to lose, I'm honored to walk a mile in their shoes.

Heart Of A Soldier

Category: Poetry

As the sun burns down it bakes my skin, I can feel my patience beginning to wear thin. Walking endless miles in this scorching heat, And I can feel the sand burning my feet. On my back I carry this unbearable load, As I walk along this seemingly endless road. The weight is so much that I can barely stand, To get up off my knee I need a helping hand.

Before I Forget

Category: Books

Ever wish you'd had the chance to visit with your Dad or Grandfather and talk about their time in the service during World War II? Here is the author's response to his daughters' request for that story. From the new recruit to the bombing missions over Europe through the dark period as a Prisoner of War, the author's story unfolds in a straightforward manner with pathos and humor. It will find a place in your library of favorites. Available at Amazon.com

Better Listen

Category: Poetry

A message from our fallen.

A Diamond on The Wall - Memoir of the Youngest Green Beret in Vietnam (1967-1968)

Category: Books

At the official website for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, description is given regarding the symbols that either precede or follow each of the 58,272 names that are indelibly etched into The Wall. This is the story of how three American Green Berets (of which I was one), along with 160 Montagnard Strikers, succeeded in accomplishing what a Battalion of the 4th Division could not do - and in the process, insured that A Diamond on The Wall precedes the name of one fallen American Warrior.

The Kiwi bird story

Category: Personal Experiences

The story of the Kiwi loosing it's ability to fly, in comparison to the Army and the other three branches.

461st Ordinance Ammunition Company, Wonju Korea 1951/52

Category: Personal Experiences

My personal experiences in Wonju, Korea 1951/52

I Am America and I Remember

Category: Poetry

America is a country that remembers her children who give their all.

Walking The Tiger's Path: A Soldier's Spiritual Journey in Iraq

Category: Books

Imagine practicing meditation amidst the violence and chaos of war. Sergeant Kendel documented his experiences in the award-winning memoir Walking the Tiger’s Path: A Soldier’s Spiritual Journey in Iraq. Published in 2011, the book has received multiple awards, including: Nautilus Silver Award; International Book Award; and USA Book News Best Books Award.

Sad Marine

Category: Poetry

A poem for marines

Above and Beyond Bravery Award

Category: Film / Documentary

Above and Beyond Bravery Award” Recipient, Colonel Spencer Wurst got his baptism of fire in Italy during the Battle of Arnone; the jump on D-Day and the liberation of Ste. Me're Eglise, a grueling month of combat in the hedgerows of Normandy, the battle with the German SS for the highway bridge at Nijmegen, Holland and survival in the Ardennes, in a long, bitter march toward the shoulder of the Bulge. A member of Frances Chevalier of the Legion of Honor for his part in the liberation of France.

New Book Details Effort to Secure Omaha Beach on D-Day

Category: Books

"Intact: A First-Hand Account of the D-Day Invasion from a Fifth Rangers Company Commander" is an eyewitness account of the landing of the Fifth Ranger Infantry Battalion on Omaha Beach during the Normandy Invasion. Told from the viewpoint of Company Commander John C. Raaen, Jr., the book draws heavily from several period documents written by Raaen during and shortly after the war and details precise locations of events wherever possible.

Piloted to Serve: Memoirs of World War II Veteran Rebecca Chung

Category: Books

This 240-page book is the autobiography of World War II U.S. Veteran Rebecca Chung, a Nurse with the Flying Tigers and the U.S. Army (under Chennault in Kunming, China) and then China National Aviation Corporation based in India. Including photos and documents, it covers her medical work during Japanese air raids and her flights across the Hump (Himalayas) between India and China, in addition to her Hump romance, sacrifices and Christian faith. A Foreword by Mrs. Anna Chennault is included.

Remembering The Forgotten Vet's

Category: Personal Experiences

We are now after an unacceptable period of time bringing the recognition of the Vietnam Veteran to the American people for the recognition that was shamefully denied them. I watched with pride the recent awarding of the Medal of Honor to a Vietnam War hero that somehow "fell through the crack". I commend the individual who discovered this oversight and pursued with vigor to right a wrong for a Screaming Eagle Army hero. The stigma of this regrettable War may be finally over.

Above and Beyond Bravery Award

Category: Visual Arts

The Above and Beyond Bravery Award.

The Deguello - The A-Team that started a War

Category: Books

Based on the incredible true story-- Read the new book about the first Special Forces A-Team into Afghanistan after 9/11. "The Mission of a Lifetime!" --AirForce Times A incredible history of Green Beret's waging Unconventional Warfare during the opening salvo of Operation Enduring Freedom. --SOFREP.com Available now @ Amazon.com

Coat of Armor

Category: Visual Arts

Dr. King had his dream.... Then, Obama came on the scene, now I ask you... please let me be free at last, free at last.... and I'll thank God all mighty... When i see Veterans with this design, and I'll be free at Last! Gwendolyn Locklear (wife of a buffalo soldier) and 2 tour Vietnam Veteran, that I hope will live long enough to see this day come! (Vocal Cord Cancer)

WWII Memories

Category: Poetry

Poem about my memories of WWII.

A hole on the Hoel

Category: Personal Experiences

USS HOEL DDG13 69/70 WESTPAC On a hot, eternal Summer’s day at the equator during the USS Hoel’s 5th Westpac cruise, the forward fire room lost power. Emergency measures had to be used to avoid an explosion in the fire room.

The American Connection to the sinking of HMS Dasher

Category: Books

What caused the horrific explosion? Who was to blame? Why were bodies buried in a deep pit? Why was the Dasher disaster shrouded in secrecy? The shocking scandals are all revealed in this real life drama, meticulously recorded by the authors over long years of unwavering research. It is heart-rending and shocking and involves intrigue, duplicity, secrecy and perhaps most shocking off all, disrespect for next-of-kin who were denied information about what happened to the crew of Dasher.

Wayne T. "The Bombdog" Bernhardt

Category: Personal Experiences

"They honored Wayne with a Fallen Soldier ceremony. Soldiers lined both sides of the C-130 with the casket bearers solemnly marching Wayne to the aircraft. The soldiers all saluted Wayne as he passed and a prayer was said for him."

The Cemetery Glade

Category: Poetry

A tribute to our fall now resting in military cemeteries.

Owed to the Life of the Soldier

Category: Poetry

I chose to work for a defense contractor and build F4 aircraft rather than going to Nam. Yes it was important, BUT -

Operation: Military Resource

Category: Books

Are you looking for help for your military life? Maybe you need help with ways to solve emergency situations or find educational assistance. This book will quickly become your go-to resource for everything that could happen in your military life! This book is full of thousands of up-to-date resources and organizations that were created with one specific goal in mind: To help military families past and present!

Reflections of Vietnam

Category: Visual Arts

A photo Gallery set to music done by my local station DaNang Hue 1970 after tet http://youtu.be/_jrbowavcYA

Texas Fight: The History of Army ROTC at The University of Texas at Austin

Category: Books

This book represents the first in-depth academic study of UT Army ROTC. It covers not only the years since 1947 when Army ROTC arrived, but the book also addresses the numerous fights going back to the 1920s as to whether UT should host an ROTC unit. Texas Fight will be of interest both to UT ROTC graduates, regardless of branch, and to non-ROTC Texas Exes interested in their alma mater’s history. Students of campus-based officer training will also find the work an interesting case study.

"Going"

Category: Music

My first song "Going" by Harmonic Herb is on Youtube.com. and is copyrighted. I wrote, sang & composed this song. I make no money from you listening to it. It's country, two step, type music. I didn't play Harmonica on this one but I will on my up coming album. Also there will be a song about Vietnam. I'm trying to break into country music in Nashville and I need all the fans I can get.

Remembering the defenders of liberty- America's Armed Forces

Category: Poetry

left on my doorstep at christmas... also came with a card and a thank you letter.

Brother and Sister

Category: Poetry

This poem is my inner reflection towards the tragedy that occurred the day the World Trade Centers fell.

remembering the defenders of liberty- america's armed forces

Category: Poetry

The true value of a life..Is measured not In possessions aquired, But, in hands helped Minds taught And hearts that you've inspired. A Hero Is not measured In medals or parades, But, in quiet courage Selfless deeds And sacrifices made. In acts of kindness Great and small Which cannot be repaid. In broken hearts Made whole again. In lives that you have saved. You stand for what is right and true Giving all that you can give, To help protect our nation, And this world In which we live.( more>)

Cyber Styletto

Category: Books

A malicious computer network attack on a traffic management system in California causes the deaths of eight innocent people. Yvonne Tran, a former black hat computer hacker now working as a contractor for a government agency called CyberCom, is called in to investigate. Tran and her team - composed of former military Special Forces and civilian computer experts - must pinpoint the location where the probe originated and stop the perpetrators before they launch their next attack on Christmas Day.

Terrorists and the Terchova Treasure - In My Brother's Place

Category: Books

My wife and I were trapped between Tangiers and Madrid on 9/11. Our experiences motivated me to write a story not only about the tragedy of that day, but how we as a nation need to regain our patriotism and can-do spirit if we are to pass on our freedoms and opportunities to future generations. We are distracted by many minor events and material concerns that lead us nowhere. My story is dedicated to the civilian and military defenders of our nation from its origin to the present day.

Kansas 75 Soldiers Killed In Action Remember Us !!

Category: Visual Arts

75 Kansas Soldier KIA ( Lest We Forget )

iBOT Documentary with Gary Sinise

Category: Film / Documentary

The American Legion approved a Resolution in 2009 supporting the efforts of America's Huey 091 Foundation (www.huey091foundation.org) in their support of veterans and their families. Gary Sinise introduces and narrates the life changing benefits of the iBOT to the quality of life of four handicapped veterans who have the benefit of a iBOT.

The Full Coat of Armor

Category: Visual Arts

They came, they saw, they did what they had to do, they "Armored Up", and got all jobs done! And all women that served , humbled, they "Armored Up", as well! Today we are humbled at VA, (Auxillary Members) and try to give Vets what they well deserve for their services . Thank all of you for your Armor!

Operation Highjump: The diary of a young sailor

Category: Books

Serving on Admiral Byrd's team for the Antarctic Expedition at the end of WW II was a privilege that only a handful of sailors would enjoy. Experience first hand, through the eyes of 19 year old Richard "Dick" Miller, the daily events aboard the S.S. Pine Island. The harsh conditions, the dangerous missions, the fun and friendships that occurred kept these men on their toes! A preview of the book resides here: www.ohj.booksforelders.com

Honor Guard

Category: Poetry

Thru rain or sleet or heat or snow, the American Legion Honor Guard will go.

"You're Our Soldiers"

Category: Poetry

I wrote this tribute to our fallen soldiers last spring after visiting the grave of a young fallen soldier who was recently killed in combat.

MAPPING A VICTORY

Category: Books

When I looked at the bulletin board at March Field during the autumn of 1942, I was stunned to learn I'd been assigned to the First Motion Picture Unit in Culver City, CA. And I had no idea why. This story is excerpted from BEYOND HOLLYWOOD: A Memoir of Fate, Luck, the Unexplained & Living the American Dream. The book is available at Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Hollywood-Memoir-Unexplained-American/dp/0615482740/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1324410663&sr=1-1

Radar Man

Category: Books

I served in the Navy as an instructor in the Radio and Radar Technicians School on Chicago's Navy Pier during World War II. I have published an autobiographical book that describes events in my life that helped me enjoy over 40 years as an aerospace engineer and physicist. It is available in print and electronic forms from Amazon. It is titled "Radar Man, A Personal History of Stealth". I believe that you would enjoy reading it. Edward Lovick, Jr.

Pearl Harbor Christmas

Category: Film / Documentary

Pearl Harbor Christmas

Two Choices

Category: Personal Experiences

How I joined the service.

GOING HOME

Category: Personal Experiences

Standing on the shore-line we watched a cruise ship heading home. The American flag waiving briskly in the wind with the ships band playing our National Anthem. We cried as we also wished to go home, The place was Venice, Italy and we were on leave of absence from The U.S. Army in Germany sight seeing Europe but no other sight could remove the thoughts of going home,for that we had to wait.

American Legion Post #140 Family

Category: Personal Experiences

Wonderful things around the Community.

Arlington

Category: Poetry

Several years ago while visiting the grave of a friend at Arlington I was struck by the silence and beauty of the surroundings, these words came to me:

Community Economic Literacy

Category: Books

We veterans served for numerous reasons and left the service with some expectations. In my post military and post college years, I have learned that most Americans are functionally illiterate when it comes to civics and the economic activities of their communities. Improving this knowledge is essential to our economic futures. Please join me in the effort. I have written Community Economic Literacy and created the AMERICAN PIE seminar to address the problem. Visit me at www.Amazon.com.

Souderton Legion Burger Day

Category: Personal Experiences

Homemade cheeseburgers help warm the hearts of those who serve this country!

The Last Mission

Category: Poetry

This poem is dedicated to the US Army Air Corps of World War II, in commemoration of Pearl Harbor Day, 2011

Can't

Category: Poetry

Can’t tell where we move to, Can’t mention the date, Can’t even remember the meals that we ate. Don’t know what our plan is, Don’t where will land, Couldn’t inform you if met by band.

Patriot Heart

Category: Books

Read the poignant and informative letters written by a true patriot from the Civil War battlefields. George Ashworth Cobham was an immigrant who became a Brevet Brigadier General in the Civil War. He has given us insight, with over a hundred personal letters to his family depicting the horror and carnage of the land he loved. His correspondence documents his travels through major battles of the Civil War.

LIFE'S TREASURES!

Category: Poetry

Life’s Treasures! These are the things that matter..family…friends..and the simple things that God provides for us each day…(Published The Wishing Well..Treasures Edition..Eber Wein)

Pearl Harbor Rememberance day

Category: Personal Experiences

With Pearl Harbor Remembrance day fast approaching, I'd like to remind everyone to ready your busy schedule and prepare to lower your flag(s) to honor the soldiers that gave their life to protect the freedom we hold so dear in this country

An American Experience, The First Ninety-Three Years

Category: Books

An autobiography of a life covering 80% of the 20th century and 10% of the 21st. The story of a LA farm boy who went to school in a covered wagon but became a prominent trial attorney during 6 administrations in the U. S. Department of Justice, after servicing on the staff of RAdm. Durgin in the Medit. and during the major battles of the Pac. (CVE's). Book in hardback. Also covers pro bono work in genealogically based orgs such as NSSAR (former Pres. DCSSAR). Kamikaze at Okinawa

The Road of Life

Category: Poetry

I woke up about 4:30 in the morning and started to think about my life and how good God has been and my family through the years "The Road of Life" is for everyone to travel his own way.

Every Thought of You, A Sailor's Love Letters from the Pacific World War II

Category: Books

Paul L. Edwards' almost 700 love letters to his bride during World War II are compiled into a 684 page book telling his Navy "Seabee" story from Boot Camp and the South Pacific. Re-live life during the war.

"17 ' Vietnam"

Category: Poetry

Dedicated to childhood friends: PFC Johnny Mailloux, USMC, casualty of war on 24 Nov 68, found on panel 38 on the west wall, line #50. CPL Billy Flint, US Army, casualty of war on 01 Sept 68, found on panel 45 on the west wall, line #18. Denny Gray, dying later from problems stemming from the war. We grew up in the projects of East Lynn, MA, the po side of town.

In Love With An Airborne Ranger

Category: Poetry

He was always gone in the middle of the night. Always the first one in the middle of a fight. Don't remember that fairytale, had all those lonely nights. Always so proud of your man, leading the wayevery chance he can. Mother tried to warn you, but you fell in love with an Airborne Ranger

The Veteran

Category: Poetry

It’s the veteran, who, after birthing the nation with Washington in the Revolution, took his family past the Appalachians to the Mississippi.

I was Born out of Freedom and I Stand for All

Category: Poetry

A Salute to the American Flag: I was Born out of Freedom and I Stand for All

THE PAKISTAN CAULDRON: CONSPIRACY, ASSASSINATION & INSTABILITY by James P. Farwell

Category: Books

If you'd like to know what makes Pakistani politics tick, and to uncover its culture of conspiracy and betrayal, you'll enjoy this good read.

It was you and I

Category: Poetry

I wrote this as a song, but it works as a poem also. It was written a few years after I came back from Viet Nam when it seemed that all Nam vet were not all that well received, in fact, some thought we were all just crazy. At any rate, this is how I remember the media dealing with us.

Morning Glory

Category: Poetry

I love the United States of American and especially our flag and what it stands for!

Navy Retiree's Restore Vintage Bomber

Category: Personal Experiences

An abandoned Douglas A-3D Skywarrior restored from airport eyesore to airport beauty

My America

Category: Poetry

I wrote this poem in March 2008 to honor all Veterans, especially those from WWII. The hallowed ground spoken of was visited during the year 1963 and later. These words are, quite simply, my feelings regarding my country and those who have served, and who continue to serve her.

The Gurney Race by Leonard Raines

Category: Poetry

This poem honors my fellow patients who struggled with me, in grim good humor, to recover at The Philadelphia Naval Hospital in 1968-69. The events are a true representation of the facts I witnessed.

SOUL EXPLOSION

Category: Books

You can achieve your life’s dream, if you commit your life to Jesus Christ, and be reborn in the Holy Spirit, and focus all of your energy on your goal. Dr. Rick Scarnati in SOUL EXPLOSION tells how he accomplished the impossible by giving his life to Jesus and becoming “SUPERCHARGED” by the Holy Spirit.

Given All

Category: Poetry

All gave some, some gave all!

THE FARM BOY FROM NEBRASKA

Category: Poetry

World War II Veterans fought for the right reasons

The Wisdom That We Gained

Category: Music

Five years after the fall of Saigon I wrote "The Wisdom That We Gained". Those words, written so many years ago, have given me and many other Vietnam Vets a reason for our sacrifice and service to our country.

90 Percent: A Memoir of My Demise and Rise

Category: Books

Jasper Beamon, a retired Navy CEO "receives an ominous e-mail from his soul mate telling him that she is about to publish a book about their relationship which sends Jasper into a neurotic tailspins where he is forced to examine his life. But will he?" 90 Percent: A Memoir of My Demise and Rise is a literary novel sizzling with passion and crackling with humor. It is intertwined with romance, political commentary, history and pop culture.

Lieutenant Henry: Memoir of a Marine

Category: Books

1968 was a defining year in our country’s history - Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy were assassinated, free love, Vietnam protests, Black Power and the dawn of the drug culture were in full stride. It was also the year that a young college student decided to transfer from the Navy to the Marine Corps; The metamorphosis of a student to a combat officer. The odyssey takes you from training to Vietnam. There is never a dull moment. The journey is both fast paced and intense.

Patriots Among Us: Never Forget

Category: Books

“There he is in the white shirt, fifth from the end…” So begins the bloody nightmare. Dewey Dunkkin thought his covert past was long forgotten, but there’s a Russian sniper out there who doesn't believe in forgetting… or in America’s national security. He believes in revenge, and is determined to kill him...as well as bring down the U. S. Presidency. Sexcapades, conspiracies, and a wake of murders...Dewey’s patriotic saga will have you laughing, guessing and on the edge of your seat.

With A Tear In Your Eye

Category: Poetry

I wrote this poem to honor Sgt. Bryan Anderson who lost both legs and one arm in Iraq. He is from Rolling Meadows, Il. and a true patriot. I was inspired to write "With A Tear In Your Eye" when Bryan was in Walter Reed Hospital recovering from his injuries. His mother asked all who visited, "Not to cry".

I have fought

Category: Poetry

"I have seen a thousand battles, and fought in a hundred wars"

WINGS OVER SAKISHIMA

Category: Books

Hundreds of lives were saved from Kamikaze attacks against ships that were supporting the battle at Okinawa due to the action taken by the US Navy and their allies flying from Aircraft Carriers against the nearby SAKISHIMA islands. For 82 days plus, fighters and bombers attacked Kamikaze airfields in order to neutralize them.Overshadowed by the raging ground war battles at Okinawa, little has ever been written about the air action that took place at the same time at Sakishima islands until now.

Why I Fight: A common soldier's take on war

Category: Personal Experiences

“Epic Words” of a warrior.

Tiger Hound, How We Won the War and Lost the Country

Category: Books

A first person history of the Vietnam War.

"Hardest Job in the U.S. Navy Seabees”

Category: Books

A sniper was terrorizing our camp at Tent City in Quang Tri for more than 30 days. If we lit a cigarette after dark we were likely to be targets for a sniper shot. We used a red lens in our flashlights at night if we went to the outhouse or shower so we would not be an easy target. We were quite relieved when the Marines propped up this dead Viet Cong sniper on the barbed wire fence outside our mess tent for all of us to see as we exited from breakfast. The Marines did their job.

Product of the USA, Red Boots Country Music

Category: Music

What do Patti Page, Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, Hank Williams Sr., Gene Autry, Loretta Lynn, Tex Ritter, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans have in common with country music chart-climber Joyce Shaffer? They have been or will be inducted into America's Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame Aug. 29-Sept. 4 in LeMars, Iowa. 36th National Old Time Country Bluegrass Festival, LeMars, Iowa, Aug. 29-Sept. 4.

"21"

Category: Music

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Saluting Liberty

Category: Poetry

For Evil slithers unprovoked, its memoirs masquerading in endless graves of tyranny, its victims promenanding Before the Throne of Justice like a thundering waterfall, while here—a bugler wails his taps in mournful protocol.

"Kaziah the Goat Woman"

Category: Film / Documentary

The film delves into Hancock’s life in polygamy and her escape to freedom, her accomplishments as an artist, and her experience with raising goats. To see Hancock’s paintings and learn more about her award-winning documentary.

"Warriors in the Night"

Category: Music

It was my honor to write “Warriors in the Night” about them and to let them know that there are still some Americans that appreciate what they do. These heroes are a "cut above" and America is blessed to have these unique warriors on our side! So to all the Special Operators, please enjoy my song dedicated to you and know that you will never be forgotten. I pray God’s richest blessings and protection on these warriors and their families.

"It's Written In The Earth"

Category: Poetry

It’s written in the earth, That sunshine follows rain. It’s written in the earth, That sorrow comes again, That wars will ever roam. It’s written in the earth, While far away from home.

"A Soldiers Mom"

Category: Poetry

I pray for your peace of mind,
Your steady aim,
For your intuition and senses to be keen.
I pray you find happiness in your heart
And kindness when you are far from home.

"I’m Praying Hard for You” – Love Letters to a Death Camp

Category: Books

Jo wrote to Bill on Nov. 5, 1941. Darling: Five days gone & each worse than the one before. Our model child goes to sleep right after 6 & sleeps thru the night so it is plenty quiet. Where are you? (Don't you wish you knew?) I do.