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My Mom’s Last Story

My Mother went to her grave saying, “Hitler was a Good Man.  He was like Nixon.  He had bad advisors.” Before I get into this it might be a good idea to read this post. I’m not a Nazi, But My Mom Was Mom told stories to me all my life.  I became a World [...]

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Where’s Your Bed?

I was the unofficial NCOIC of Pranks and Practical Jokes.  As a Tsgt, folks came to me and cleared their antics with me.  They were really asking how much trouble they would get into.  I vetoed many and was ignored a lot. I DID NOT APPROVE 7. M-80’s will not be lit and then flushed. 34. Spiking [...]

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The USS Forest Fire

Every soldier, an infantryman. Every sailor, a firefighter.

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“Holy Joe” Holy Shit!

Any landing you can walk away from is a good one.  Right? B-29-20-BA Superfortress (s/n 42-63489) named “Holy Joe” was assigned to  the 881st Bomb Squadron, 500th Bomb Group, 20th Air Force based on Saipan. On 18 FEB, 1945, with 1/Lt James M. Pearson in command and co-pilot 2/Lt Edward Porada they took of at 0647 HRs [...]

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It was a dark and stormy night. A group of drunken crew chiefs decided it would great fun to pinch a four foot fiberglass chipmunk off of the mini golf course at Incirlik AB, Turkey.

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Think About This

Anyway. I was driving to Aldi’s to get some milk and bread when I saw Frank. I waved him as I passed but he just stared at me. When I got to Aldi’s I grabbed some milk and bread. But then I also got some eggs and sausage and coffee. Now I brought my own [...]

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Custer’s Last Stand…. Wasn’t

At the ripe old age of five, the first book I read was “The Autobiography of George Armstrong Custer”. I’ve been a student of Custer and the Battle of the Little Big Horn ever since.

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Who Packs Your Parachute?

  Charles Plumb was a U.S. Navy jet pilot in Vietnam. After 75 combat missions, his plane was destroyed by a surface-to-air missile. Plumb ejected and parachuted into enemy hands. He was captured and spent six years in a communist Vietnamese prison. He survived the ordeal and now speaks on the lessons learned from that [...]

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DRONE CRASHES

These things drop like flies.  Especially in training. There’s a hill right off the approach end of runway 08/26 called “Five Spot Hill”.  There are five caves at the top that look like the five spots on a dice, hence the name.  This MQ-1 smacked right into it while trying to land. Nothing like crashing [...]

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The Story the Vatican Doesn’t Want You to Read

The Vatican is in turmoil after a magistrate ruled earlier this month that Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Vatican official to be charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis, will stand trial in Australia on charges of alleged sexual abuse of multiple victims, decades ago. However, after Wednesday May 16th, 2018, you may [...]

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