Category: War Related Stories

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”.   […]

Those Lovable “Lifers”

Those Men and Women who dedicate their life to our nation’s service.   In each branch of the military, those individuals known as lifers are what I consider to be the straw that “makes it all happen”. The group of commissioned and non-commissioned officers who choose to make the military a career, are the ones […]

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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 […]

Mao & Me

                                  Friction in Hong Kong   With much interest, I have been following the riots and protests currently ravaging Hong Kong. Ever since the transition from British oversite to Communist Chinese control in 1997, one could sense the on- going tension between Hong Kong, long a bastion of capitalism and the free market, and […]

The Veteran’s Road

Kind of threw this one together for Veteran’s Day, 2019. I call it The Veteran’s Road.     I sleep in bits and pieces, and dream of days gone by. My dreams are of my days at war, which always seem close by.   My soul won’t let them go it seems, the dreams I […]