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As I’ve mentioned previously, I came into adulthood during the Vietnam War.   I was never one of those glorious, glamorized free-spirit hippies who seem to epitomize the sixties and early seventies these days.  Contrary to popular media presentation of that period […]

America has lost so many of our brightest and best.   There are those who are of the opinion that the only people who join the military are those who have no other options.  I believe this demonstrates a huge […]

THIS IS AN EXCERPT FROM A POST I WROTE LAST YEAR ON MY OTHER BLOG.  THOUGHTS ON HEROISM…  Sometime, I know I may sound like I have a “Pollyanna-ish” view of the people who stand in the gap for us. […]

July 12, 2011 “The soldier in uniform extended his prosthetic hand after losing his own in battle. And the commander in chief who sent him there reached out to clasp it. It was a sobering moment toward the end of […]