I was never close to being a Ranger. There was that one week segment of Infantry Officer Basic Course at… Read more 6 June 1944
Not too many Hoosier Honor Flight applications left.
Polly, my wife and Hoosier Honor Flight co-pilot so to speak, scans the Herald-Times obituaries daily looking for our veterans.… Read more Not too many Hoosier Honor Flight applications left.
“I can get you into Hagerstown, Maryland.”
It’s the Sunday of the weekend following the 9/11 attacks. Reagan National is closed and will be for six months.… Read more “I can get you into Hagerstown, Maryland.”
It was the best of drives; it was the worst of drives.
Balanced in the middle of a year, in the middle of a decade, in the midst of a war, and… Read more It was the best of drives; it was the worst of drives.
The Department of Veterans Affairs Has Lost a Nail
An eighty-one year old widow texted me last week asking me to call as soon as possible. When I called… Read more The Department of Veterans Affairs Has Lost a Nail
She Jumped From the Train
The young Jewish woman jumped from the train on the way to Auschwitz. What was broken, and what was later… Read more She Jumped From the Train
To: Pam Mow, Gold Star Mother and Founder Greater Lafayette Honor Flight
22 September 2017 Greater Lafayette Honor Flight ATTN: Pam Mow P.O. Box 275 Lafayette, IN 47902-0275 Pam, Feedback regarding the… Read more To: Pam Mow, Gold Star Mother and Founder Greater Lafayette Honor Flight
NRA/GOP Bill 105: Eliminate Indiana Gun Permits (!)
Last Thursday I hitched a ride in a van with five Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America members… Read more NRA/GOP Bill 105: Eliminate Indiana Gun Permits (!)
Pakistan, Faust, and Trump
I was driving on the Washington, DC beltway on my way to work for the Defense Intelligence Agency around 0500… Read more Pakistan, Faust, and Trump
Fifty Years Ago, More or Less
Vietnam. (about 5 second pause, make eye contact with as many as possible in the audience) Today we are not… Read more Fifty Years Ago, More or Less