Exposure: Surviving the Historical Ft. McClellan

Category: Books

Ft. McClellan, Ala. was the home of the U.S. Army Chemical School (1950s-1973 and 1979-1999) and home of the Military Police School (1975-1999). The VA indicates NO adverse health conditions from FMC service despite its toxic legacy that included herbicides/pesticides, solvents, heavy metals, chemical warfare material, ionizing radiation, and PCBs from Monsanto's plant in the adjacent city of Anniston.

"Lucky ... Little Guy, BIG Mission"

Category: Books

"Unforgettable Faces and Stories" releases its ninth book, "Lucky … Little Guy, BIG Mission." A true story about Lucky, a little puppy that only Christy Gardner, an Army veteran who has two prosthetic legs, saw potential in. He was born with an unusual front leg. Others saw him with a flaw - Christy saw him with lots of love to give. She was already training puppies to become service/therapy dogs. The story of Lucky is that of a special puppy with an incredible personality and a special mission. Who knows what his fate would have been if Christy had not given him a helping hand? You see, Lucky was a puppy no one wanted to care for. Christy immediately felt a connection with him. Read how Christy and her service dog, Moxie, took Lucky into their home. He will warm your heart and put a smile on your face. Moxie teaches Lucky that he can do things like other puppies can, he just has to figure out his own way. This story is about anti-bullying, and that being different is OK, and to never, never give up. Happy trails!

Baby Boomers come of age, PART IIl

Category: Personal Experiences

This is the aftermath of our youth fractured by war.

Veterans day

Category: Poetry

Homage to Veterans

America protecting its own: International COVID-19 lockdown provided lessons for travelers

Category: Personal Experiences

The international explosion of COVID-19 infections and worldwide closing of borders in mid-March 2020 provided an experienced traveler couple, the author and his wife, first-hand experience on how to stay calm and carry on when a splendid tour suddenly turns into a worrisome wait for governmental evacuation.

Baby Boomers come of age, PART II

Category: Personal Experiences

Teenagers and beyond

Moonriver and Black Ponies: My Year in Vietnam

Category: Personal Experiences

I am a Navy Vietnam veteran and retired Naval Reservist (CWO4). From December 1969 to December 1970, I served in Vietnam as a communications security monitor operator (CTR2) throughout South Vietnam. My story offers a glimpse of a unique specialty whose purpose was to protect Navy communications from exploitation by the enemy. (Submission is a much shorter version of the story)

St. George, Maine Post 34 gets "restored" flag drop box

Category: Personal Experiences

Flags of our nation get a new place to retire.

The Wolves of Helmand: A View From Inside the Den of Modern War

Category: Books

At turns poignant, funny, philosophical, and raw—but always real—The Wolves of Helmand is both a heartfelt homage to the Marine brotherhood with whom Biggio served and an expression of respect and love for the people of Afghanistan who ultimately trusted, shared, and appreciated their purpose.

Honor Guard

Category: Personal Experiences

The field is lined with stones with names, dates ad symbols, of fallen soldiers. Each one has a story and history that may not be remembered or ever passed on.