A Soldier's Heart: The 3 Wars of Vietnam

Category: Books

An innocent young man's life is interrupted and radically change by his assignment to a little-known unit called WDMET and its ghastly classified mission during the Vietnam War. In "A Soldier's Heart," the author takes us from a bucolic Acadian heritage and life in a loving family, through the horrors of war and its grim consequences, to the emotional reverberations that he and his family, like so many other veterans, experience for the next half-century.

Why Gold Star Fathers Day matters

Category: Personal Experiences

Fathers in attendance expressed gratitude for the chance to publicly honor their loved ones’ sacrifice, acknowledging this as an opportunity routinely provided to mothers but rarely to fathers. They also valued the chance to share, connect and form a support system with other men experiencing similar feelings of loss. Military resources related to survivor outreach assistance and benefits were also shared. At each event, many fathers and their families let us know that they didn’t realize some of those services were even available to them.

Inside Manzano: The life of A Nuclear Special Weapons Storage Site

Category: Books

Nuclear Bombs Maintenance and Storage

First Annual Hog Roast/Corn Boil

Category: Personal Experiences

A thank-you to all who support The American Legion and a membership drive all wrapped up into one event.

Vietnam Resurrected

Category: Poetry

Greetings - I have attached my poem "Vietnam Resurrected" for your review. My husband was in the Vietnam War. Ten years after the war ended, the "Today" show decided to broadcast from there for one week. They talked about how beautiful the country was, etc. But not one mention about the soldiers who suffered there. So in one morning I wrote this poem.

Deadly SNAFU, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune N.C, and Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii

Category: Books

Another toxic water tragedy - first Camp Lejeune, N.C., now Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

Combat To College

Category: Books

The book that should be mandatory reading for student veterans.

Ever Faithful to the Call

Category: Music

A hymn especially for Veterans Day 2022.

Fair winds and following seas

Category: Personal Experiences

A note of passing.

Vietnam Beyond

Category: Books

“Vietnam Beyond” is not only a photographic accounting of a soldier’s time while serving in a front-line unit in the infantry; it is a study of human nature. When rank has its privileges, not only in the military but in civilian life as well, you will learn how a person with “power’ will use this power to his advantage over someone at the most vulnerable time in their life. You will read how officers and sergeants use their rank to their benefit. You will also learn how attorneys and even a senator used the legal system to their advantage when having control over someone when he is most vulnerable. “Vietnam Beyond” is also a study of the criminal act of the spraying of herbicides by our government not only on the jungles of Vietnam, but on the civilians and our servicemen as well. The result tells of the aftereffects on the author and his family to this day. And most of all, “Vietnam Beyond” tells how a combat soldier endured traumatizing events he brought home with him. Those events drive him to be the best that he can be at whatever he encounters and to continuously defeat those demons.