Category Archives: Military

American Icon

This was 22 years ago. We were sitting around an upscale living room in ┬áPlano, Texas. The local school district was suffering under a board member who wanted to include the creationist book Of Pandas And People in the science … Continue reading

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Bloody Sunday

To understand the Battle of Waterloo you need to know some background. Napoleon Bonaparte obtained his early military experience during the French Revolution with fighting on his home island of Corsica. He rose through his successful military exploits in the … Continue reading

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Life Mileposts

And some are just grand. I know I’m getting old when my sister’s daughter is retiring from the Air Force. We were invited to attend the ceremony, which was held on 23 September in the Pentagon courtyard. Here is my … Continue reading

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Navy Photos From 54 Years Ago

In 1961 I transferred from the USS Randolph to the commissioning crew for the USS Kitty Hawk. I didn’t have a good camera in those days. so these photos are best for the nostalgic value: Norfolk Navy Base always had … Continue reading

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The Original Selfie

I still have the print. The date indicates I obtained my Argus from the ship’s store right after I came aboard the Randolph in November 1959. This is on the flight deck, and they had a landing control system that … Continue reading

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