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STEVE’S STORY 5

My last fire fight was on January 1, 1969, in Song be Vietnam.  We were in the Jungle next to the river.  We had movement around our perimeter all night and everyone was put on 100% alert.  Nothing happened until … Continue reading

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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 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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INTRO TO A VET’S STORY 1

   Another November has rolled around and America still stands.  Outside our Lord’s benevolent goodness to  us, the reason we still stand is due to our dedicated armed forces—the American military.   Army, Navy, Air force, Coast Guard, Marines.         Five … 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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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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