Guest Writer – Tom Keating; Christmas 1969

                                    Introduction   Today’s article is written by Tom Keating. Tom is a fellow Vietnam War veteran and author. Tom writes stories based on his experiences while serving in the U.S. Army in Vietnam in 1969.   Holidays were a special time for GI’s in Vietnam, particularly Thanksgiving and Christmas. The military hierarchy made […]

The Vaccine

  As Covid-19 menaces our society, the promise of a vaccine provides a measure of hope. And with that vaccine comes more controversy. Some people are questioning whether the vaccine will be effective, some are questioning who should get vaccinated first, and yet others are questioning whether they should get vaccinated at all.   Here […]

The character Arnold Redmond, (Red)

  Most of the characters in my books are based upon real people, and the character known as Arnold Redmond, (Red) is no exception.  Red’s inspiration was Jim Northrup, a Native American of the Ojibwa tribe. Jim was also a United States Marine Corps Vietnam War veteran, a fellow author, speaker and poet. Sadly, Jim […]

Guest writer – Stephen Ordway; More Ramblings from an Old Sheepdog

                                 Introduction   Today’s article is written by Stephen Ordway. Stephen is a fellow Vietnam War Veteran and a former Green Beret. This is the second article Stephan has provided for our blog. In this article Steve reflects on a life of struggles and triumphs. Please enjoy “the ramblings of and old sheepdog”.   […]

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  Each Memorial Day brings memories of my friend Bill Follon. Bill and I were stationed together at Phu Cat airbase during the Vietnam War. Bill was assigned to the Red Horse squadron, an Air Force unit comparable to the Navy Seabees. I worked with Bill for a about a week on one detail. (Reference […]

Guest Writer – Rick Wehler; Norwegian Style Turkey Bingo

                                        Introduction   Rick Wehler is a humorist and a published author. Many of Rick’s stories are posted on his Facebook page. His books are a compilation of stories in which Rick relates some of his life experiences, through a slightly twisted but humorous slant. Rick has shared some of his stories with […]