Monthly Archives: June 2015

NOVA NEWS–GRETCHEN AND BEN TIE THE KNOT

In spite of our attempted April Intervention in San Francisco at the NOVA conference, good friend and budding attorney Ben Krause tied the knot with Gretchen Prater. We will hold a minute of silence for Ben this coming Sunday at … Continue reading

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HCV–SUNRISE 9/17/1970–SUNSET 6/25/2015–RIP

Once upon a time long ago in a mountainous Kingdom north of Thailand, nestled in a small valley was a funny airpatch but that is another story. I was the “chieu hoi boy” on Tuesdays and Thursdays unless I had … Continue reading

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THE CONFEDERACY–A TRIBUTE TO AMERICA’S VALOR

Lost in all the kerfluffle over Charleston’s atrocious racial shooting recently, the insidious mindset of politicians (both stripes) came to life and determined something-anything- needed to be done to prevent this from ever happening again. Our President trotted out a long … Continue reading

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CAVC–SCHWARTZ v McDONALD–HORS DE COMBAT REQUIRED?

Veteran spouse Shirley L. Schwartz has the fire in her belly. Husband David fought the VA delay/deny until you die machine from 2003 to 2012- to the death. Mrs. Schwartz took his place and trusted VA to do the right … Continue reading

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FIRE MISSION–GOLF HOTEL 98335

In keeping with a friendly, nonadversarial venue where the wishes of all are considered, I am officially posting this NOTAM for neighbors and aerial flight operations around Hill 305. 4 July commencing at 2205 HRS (L), heavy artillery and mortar … Continue reading

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CAVC–HAVILAND v McDONALD–BACK TO THE FUTURE

Don’t you wish you owned one of those cute little stainless steel DeLoreans -you know- the ones with those 1.2 Gigawatt flux capacitor time bangers and a 4 speed with reverse? Fortunately, VA has one and employs it on a fairly regular basis … Continue reading

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HAPPY FATHER’S DAY TO MY OWN

Here’s a great photo of my dad. He would have been 97 this year. Great fighter pilot. Great man. 

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HAPPY FATHER’S DAY– VET BOY TOYS

Finally, after 18 months in the shop for rehabilitation, my go-kart is finished. 51,236 original miles in 42 years. Too bad it doesn’t have wings. The engine is bigger than the one in the O-1 Birdog I flew in. A … Continue reading

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AO–RESERVISTS GET PRESUMPTIVE EXPOSURE

One small step for weekend warriors, one giant leap for Vetkind. VA Secretary “Call me Bob” McDonald is expected to announce that all the ANG folks who got saddled with the old $1.23s, as we used to call them, will … Continue reading

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CAVC–SAVAGE V McDONALD–SISTER CORAL’S BEATIFICATION

We’ve been watching for a long time to see which way our esteemed new CAVC Judge, Coral Wong Pietsch, would tilt.  New judges anywhere in a panel or en banc Court environment tend to rule vaguely and somewhat neutrally, all … Continue reading

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