Marshall in the Middle

Marshall in the Middle

It was so great to talk to CSM(R) Joe Stout about his response to the podcast and the stories.  It is priceless the life we are living.  Enjoy!  Heroes I Know.

G MAR HALL……….. An essay by William Marshall

They were in the hole, I was not.  They were putting names on the trucks.  The HMMWVs required the driver and TCs name on the truck.  I guess since I wasn’t there, I was the last one done.  They ran out of S’s.  They told me about it once I got back to formation.  SSG […]

I won’t go on tape……… An essay by William Marshall

I like to interview veterans. Yesterday, Skipperville, AL, I was fixing a washer. Daughter, about my age, feeding her mother in a hospital bed. She said mom has Alzheimer’s. Easy fix on the washer, I was chatting, asked about Veteran license plate on the truck. Dad appears, daughter says, really? He is a retired 1SG […]

It’s on film……… an essay by William Marshall

That’s the problem isn’t it. We can’t deny it then. We can’t ignore it. We can’t look the other way for long because it can be rewound and replayed. It’s not just racism, it’s every kind of ism. It’s on tape now, there is proof. We have been denying it for years, those in power. […]

By Daring Deeds……….. An essay by William Marshall

Audacia! That was our motto. It was written boldly on the insignia we wore. All of us. By Daring Deeds, that’s what it means.   We were warriors, are warriors. Ready to answer the call of our nation at a moments notice. I read about the battles of our brothers at Gettysburg. Fighting off the treacherous […]

Reverse bucket list, What’s one thing you won’t do again……… An essay by William Marshall

My buddy listed his as, “I won’t run out of ammo again.”   Wow, some of my friends sound militant.  I guess maybe that is because they are.  We are.  I was trained just like they were.  Bayonet’s draw blood, blood makes the grass grow.  Superior firepower.  The beaten zone. Grazing fire.  Those are things […]

The Army Airborne and the start to Camp MacKall — Pacific Paratrooper

Airborne, Camp MacKall The original idea for an American airborne came from Gen. Billy Mitchell in 1918.  His  commander, Gen. Pershing agreed, but once the WWI Armistice was signed, the plan was terminated.  In the late 1920’s, Germany began training parachute units and in the 1930’s, they led the world in gliders.  Russia created the […] […]

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