America in Uniform
February 2012 Archives

One of the great “perks” I have enjoyed as Writer/Editor of The Jerseyman, is getting to hear from many sailors and Marines that served in the Navy and Marines at the same time that I did (1953-1975), and from those […]

Military Heroes – U. S. Army Ruth Haddick-Dorsman U.S. Army, served 1942-1946. Ruth arrived just 6 days after D-Day on Omaha Beach. She relates in detail what it was like working as a post-op nurse in an Army field hospital […]

An Army Ranger was on vacation in the depths of Louisiana and he wanted a pair of genuine alligator shoes in the worst way, but was very reluctant to pay the high prices the local vendors were asking. After becoming […]

Military Heroes – U. S. Army Frank Buckles Mr. Buckles, 106 years old at the time of his interview, and one of three known surviving Americans left who served his country during WWI, tells his piece of history. He recalls […]

CAR TUNES Radios are so much a part of the driving experience, it seems like cars have always had them. But they didn’t. Here’s the story. SUNDOWN One evening in 1929 two young men named William Lear and Elmer Wavering […]

BLAMESTORMING – Sitting around the squadron discussing why a suspense was missed or a mission failed and who was responsible. SEAGULL COLONEL – A colonel who swoops in, makes a lot of noise, and dumps stuff all over everything. SALMON […]

Today’s feature is from a subscriber who advises, “Be sure to watch the whole thing.  QUITE IMPRESSIVE!  This is a totally awesome video.” One US Aircraft Carrier Has A More Powerful Air Force Than 70% Of All Countries Click here […]

Military Heroes – U. S. Naval Reserve George H.W. Bush Lieutenant USNR, served 1942-1955. Former President George Herbert Walker Bush tells the harrowing details of how he narrowly survived getting shot down near Chichi Jima in the Pacific during WWII. […]

It seems that a young man volunteered for Navy service during World War II. He had such a high aptitude for aviation that he was sent right to Pensacola skipping boot camp. The very first day at Pensacola he solos […]

Military Heroes – U. S. Coast Guard Paul Yost  Commander USCG (Ret.) Paul Yost recounts his experiences in getting the Vietnamese Marines to safety and out from under enemy fire. He says, “When a warrior before he gets into combat […]