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The Price of Honor – for Memorial Day

a re-post It was the Summer of 1967 and I was in the Army.  My four years of service would be up on November 17, 1967. I had been loading up flat bed rail cars in Texas in 1966 as … Continue reading

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The Rains AreComing

The rains are coming to parched deserts washing away the foot prints of the invader. After the deluge all will be as if the foot prints never were. They lost lives, the invader a limb, a foot, an eye for … Continue reading

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Doublespeak

“Guns don’t kill people” is what it says on bumper stickers; so I guess “It’s we who dropped the bombs” and “Predator drones don’t fly alone.” Some would say that war is rational; diplomacy by other means no different than … Continue reading

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The Messenger – 1967

When your son was killed that Summer night you were filling up the car; you didn’t know ‘till you saw my face what I already knew. While you slept your husband died on a hill outside Dak To; you had … Continue reading

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The Rains Are Coming

The rains are coming to parched deserts washing away the foot prints of the invader. After the deluge all will be as if the foot prints never were. They lost lives, the invader a limb, a foot, an eye for … Continue reading

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Wasting Lives and Making Enemies

Mosul So yesterday it was reported that “insurgents” in Iraq had seized control of Mosul – Iraq’s second largest city. They had already occupied Ramadi and Fallujah, two places where Americans died ousting the “insurgents” in the first place. The … Continue reading

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