Making a bad year better

Category: Personal Experiences

Over a lifetime some years are better than others, and sometimes a particular year is especially bad. 1969 was one of those bad years for me, as my childhood friend and fellow Marine Lee Roy Herron was killed in Vietnam, and I almost died after a three story fall. But three decades later I learned that Herron had died a hero, receiving the Navy Cross posthumously. Since learning the actual circumstances of his death, I have been on a mission to preserve Lee Roy's memory, heroism, and legacy. In so doing, perhaps I have made 1969 a better year for his family--and me.

Re-dedication and Memorial ceremony of the Puerto Rico Medal of Honor Grove

Category: Personal Experiences

Latin American Post 840 and Auxiliary Post 840 hold annual memorial ceremony in addition to a special rededication of the new Puerto Rican Medal of Honor Grove.

Post 1836 of Woodside, N.Y. holds Memorial Day ceremony

Category: Personal Experiences

Annual Memorial Day Ceremony

The Veteran

Category: Poetry

Poetry

Our Flag

Category: Poetry

Poem about our flag

Condolence Message For Memorial Day

Category: Poetry

Poem for Memorial Day

If These Boots Could Talk

Category: Poetry

If these boots could talk I wonder what stories they could tell About the men and women who wore them during their war from hel

Somebody's Catching Hell

Category: Books

Somebody's Catching Hell is a Vietnam war novel about a team of Marine intelligence personnel in the months leading up to the historic Tet Offensive of 1958. Kirkus Reviews calls it a "sharply written war novel that powerfully evokes the camaraderie and conflict of a Marine headquarters during wartime.: It is available on Amazon.

The Eighty Six Year Gap

Category: Books

The great depression of '29 and why it continued because of the lack of camaraderie between industry, capital, management and labor - the ingredients you need to make the system work. When did it end? Well it didn't end. In 1939 President F.D.R. made a moratorium of any strikes or negotiations, because of the war in Europe. His hope was to keep us out of the war. We would keep Europe and Asia supplied with the tools of war.

NVC Cotten's visit to New Hampshire

Category: Personal Experiences

NVC Michael Cotten's recent visit to New Hampshire

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