Category Archives: Veterans

STEVE’S STORY 4

NO LONGER CHERRY BOY, DIVORCE, R&R, PROMOTION, WOUNDED After six days of battle, we were air lifted out like we came in.  We arrived back LZ Sharon.  My wife wrote me a letter to tell me she was pregnant and … Continue reading

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STEVE’S STORY 3

STEVE—ENLISTED, BETRAYED, AND THRUST INTO BATTLE         In July, 1967, I got my “Greetings from the President of the United Stats of America.”  It told me to report for Duty 27 August, 1967.  My life was turned upside down to … Continue reading

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STEVE’S CHILDHOOD 2

STEVE’S CHILDHOOD WAS NOT ON A SILVER PLATTER.          I was born in the state or Oregon in 1947.  My first home was on a farm east of Union, Oregon, where my father worked.  Later we moved to Melton Freewater … Continue reading

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DO REAL MEN EAT QUICHE?

Well, I’m guessing you won’t find much of it in the army barracks! Am I suggesting they don’t have a cultured side? Does that mean they don’t have a “feminine” side – they can’t be emotional, loving, tender, caring, forgiving, … Continue reading

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THOSE WHO WAIT

MY THANKS FOR THE MEN WHO WENT AND FOR THE WOMEN WHO WAITED. AND THANKS ALSO TO THE WOMEN WHO WENT AND THE MEN WHO WAITED. ******* Perceived conversation: “Did you get a letter from Johnny?”  “Yes.” “Where is he?” … Continue reading

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DEATH MARCH FOR FREEDOM

(Batan Death March, American Prisoners 1942) Julie, aka Cookie,  has posted a blog today of the Bataan Death March.  She rues the fact that so many do not know the price that was paid by heroes of the past. Do … Continue reading

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AS YOU VOTE, REMEMBER—

I don’t understand how some people can be so flippant regarding our nation.  They take so much for granted – ignorant regarding the price that has been paid for our “land of the free.”  They seem not to care  how … Continue reading

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SO QUICKLY WE FORGET

May has gone.  Mother’s Day has passed.  Memorial Day forgotten.  I’m not complaining, just thinking how we celebrate and/or grieve, but life goes on.  I’m glad that happens.  But I’m sorry sometimes that I don’t hang on to “special” moments … Continue reading

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REAL MEN DON’T EAT QUICHE, THEY SAY.

OH, DON’T THEY? Does that mean they don’t have a cultured side? Does that mean they don’t have a “feminine” side – they can’t be emotional, loving, tender, caring, forgiving, unselfish, patient, give themselves to the service of others? Perhaps … Continue reading

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