Category Archives: From the footlocker

BRANDED-AND YOU KNOW YOU’RE A MAN

What are the odds you could ever find two Veterans, of two entirely different wars no less, who VA had somehow shortchanged out of years and years of compensation. Granted, towards the end they were munificent beyond belief in actually … Continue reading

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THE SOUND OF A HUEY–THEN AND NOW

I received this today and it made me think, even now, of all the times past and present, and undoubtedly the future, of the sound a Huey reawakens inside me. My neck hurts more than I can say nowadays but … Continue reading

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THE RAINBOW COLORS OF FALLOUT FROM DEFOLIANTS

While I cannot say I’ve seen Agents Green, Purple or Pink, in a barrel or out, I have seen Agents Orange, Blue and White (Tordon 101)-both falling from the sky and in drums. Fifty gallon drums are hard to miss. … Continue reading

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ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST–THE 3 PERCENTERS

From my neighbor and very good friend brownwater brother Jim, another poignant reminder of our ever-shrinking ranks. Salute with me the three percenters-those who feel that burning need to ensure the peace and prosperity of our amazing country. I’m proud to have … Continue reading

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A COMBAT VETERAN’S THANKSGIVING

 Arliss,  the wise old Eleven Bravo Vietnam Vet  had six stars on his VSM and was getting on in his years. By now, he was a year-around resident with his high school sweetheart wife in Phoenix. Prodded by his wife, he picked up the … Continue reading

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HAVE GUN, WILL TRAVEL–JETGUNS

Nurse Sylvia gave me the gun but Mark got it operational. It took us several hours of painstaking disassembly and  reassembly. Finally we did what all men never do. We read the instructions. Shazammm! A working jetgun. The more we … 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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