Category Archives: From the footlocker

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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THE GUNS OF AIR AMERICA

I should paraphrase this one. Some of the guns I could legally bring back that I saw and had in Laos during my employ with Bird and Son Air, aka AirAm, aka Consolidated International Airlines, aka US Agency for International … Continue reading

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5/7/1975–THE NIGHT THEY DROVE OLD DIXIE DOWN

One day of the year, one seminal moment of introspection. My plaint that day was ” WTF? We were winning when I left”. What could have happened? Greed, bribery, buying a officer’s commission for your son, the list is endless. The … Continue reading

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FOOT LOCKER 2009–FISHER HOUSE IN SEATTLE

Cupcake was cleaning out her pictures from whichever device held them and ran across these photos. VA personnel (or Fisher House hierarchy) allowed her to stay over far past the normal one-week Squatter Rights at most of the 64 Fisher … Continue reading

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THE FASTEST GUN IN THE WEST–THE JETGUN

As many know, our famous nurse Sylvia Price has scored the ultimate eBay item. Yeppers. HCVets has it’s own jetgun now and all those skanky manuals that went with it. The revelations that are going to come out now will … Continue reading

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LZ CORK–2015-DOING THE PUYALLUP

I’ve looked forward to this day for almost eight months since I was told of Butch’s plight by my fellow Key Peninsula Veteran Christine Copeland. She is Best Friends for Life (BFL is one step above BFF) with Butch’s daughter Carol who … Continue reading

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LZ CORK–BOB LOCKETT’S LP AT THE BOTTOM OF THE LZ.

LZ Cork was a zit on Charlie’s ass from the moment they built it in early fall 1968. It’s artillery covered a wide swath of land from it’s high perch. The Viet Cong began an eradication plan in earnest when … Continue reading

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