Marshall in the Middle
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 asked him about it. My mentor, my pal, the one who would sit in my room for hours and ask me to look up parts for him. We were in Korea, he was dreaming of VW parts for his bug. He would tell me the same things over and over again, show me different […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
Not knowing diddly squat about diesels, I feel like someone is also going to ask me to pick up a few boxes of grid squares, muffler bearings, and blinker fluid. Diesel Exhaust Fluid, now I’ve heard it all. Don’t forget the keys to area J and the blank adapter for the Vulcan.
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 […]
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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