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.
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.
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
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
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. .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
A first person history of the Vietnam War.
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.
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.
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.