Dear Uncle

I am a public speaker, actor and published author of many short stories, curriculum and poetry. I am seeking speaking opportunities and completing a book about childhoods affected by veteran suicide.

"Sir, Paul, Thomas J."

A funny short story about how two marines had reversed names.

Smithfield, Virginia American Legion Post 49 honors WWII Veterans

World War II Veterans Honored on Veterans Day 2023

How I spent my Veterans Day

Definition of a Veteran - We gave up our liberty so that others would have theirs. Liberty is the term used for time off and for sailors, in my opinion, it was the most accurate service term I think I heard in my years of service. Off the base for five hours, more precious than money, “liberty” to make our own decisions/choices; not being told what to do, when to do it, or how to do it, which had been our life 24/7 for six weeks. The uniform squared away, and my memories from 40 years ago, fresh in my mind and heart, I knew I was ready to share my passion and love of the Coast Guard with a new generation.

High school senior interviews veterans on YouTube

As Veterans Day approaches, it remains essential to preserve our veterans' stories. They’ve gone above and beyond for our country. I'm Luke Basso, a high school senior in North Carolina, and since 2021, I've conducted interviews with more than 50 veterans on my YouTube channel, Filmperia.

A Quiet Witness

He died alone.

Wives matter. Girlfriends do too.

I don't know what they do these days, but to receive a letter meant everything. Sorry, but I would smell it for perfume. What a wimp! My wife of now almost 39 years would send me letters and perfume and cassettes. The cassettes were of horrible quality but I would listen to them, just to hear her voice. To receive a letter meant everything. If you did not receive one it was a gut punch.

American Legion Post 11 Riders score a couple of home runs for Hi-Line

American Legion Chapter 11 Riders are building membership and gaining community support as time goes on.

God's hands

God shining his light on our fallen.

Courage, celebrity part of Navy veteran's duty

Robert Kaus pilots famous actress to aircraft carrier.