This is the aftermath of our youth fractured by war.
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.
Teenagers and beyond
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)
Flags of our nation get a new place to retire.
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.
As you walk into your monthly meeting the post chaplain greets you at the door with a smile, You feel welcome that someone acknowledged your presence.
How an 82-year-old Navy Veteran was inspired by his four-year-old neighbor.
100 miles for hope.
I was watching TV and was so upset of what I was watching, burning, stomping and desecrating our American Flag. I rose from my chair and wrote a poem, but I realize that the The American Legion Magazine doesn't take poetry so I wrote a letter. Hope you enjoy my thoughts.