With A Tear In Your Eye

Category: Poetry

I wrote this poem to honor Sgt. Bryan Anderson who lost both legs and one arm in Iraq. He is from Rolling Meadows, Il. and a true patriot. I was inspired to write "With A Tear In Your Eye" when Bryan was in Walter Reed Hospital recovering from his injuries. His mother asked all who visited, "Not to cry".

WINGS OVER SAKISHIMA

Category: Books

Hundreds of lives were saved from Kamikaze attacks against ships that were supporting the battle at Okinawa due to the action taken by the US Navy and their allies flying from Aircraft Carriers against the nearby SAKISHIMA islands. For 82 days plus, fighters and bombers attacked Kamikaze airfields in order to neutralize them.Overshadowed by the raging ground war battles at Okinawa, little has ever been written about the air action that took place at the same time at Sakishima islands until now.

Why I Fight: A common soldier's take on war

Category: Personal Experiences

“Epic Words” of a warrior.

Tiger Hound, How We Won the War and Lost the Country

Category: Books

A first person history of the Vietnam War.

"Hardest Job in the U.S. Navy Seabees”

Category: Books

A sniper was terrorizing our camp at Tent City in Quang Tri for more than 30 days. If we lit a cigarette after dark we were likely to be targets for a sniper shot. We used a red lens in our flashlights at night if we went to the outhouse or shower so we would not be an easy target. We were quite relieved when the Marines propped up this dead Viet Cong sniper on the barbed wire fence outside our mess tent for all of us to see as we exited from breakfast. The Marines did their job.

Product of the USA, Red Boots Country Music

Category: Music

What do Patti Page, Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, Hank Williams Sr., Gene Autry, Loretta Lynn, Tex Ritter, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans have in common with country music chart-climber Joyce Shaffer? They have been or will be inducted into America's Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame Aug. 29-Sept. 4 in LeMars, Iowa. 36th National Old Time Country Bluegrass Festival, LeMars, Iowa, Aug. 29-Sept. 4.

"21"

Category: Music

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Saluting Liberty

Category: Poetry

For Evil slithers unprovoked, its memoirs masquerading in endless graves of tyranny, its victims promenanding Before the Throne of Justice like a thundering waterfall, while here—a bugler wails his taps in mournful protocol.

"Kaziah the Goat Woman"

Category: Film / Documentary

The film delves into Hancock’s life in polygamy and her escape to freedom, her accomplishments as an artist, and her experience with raising goats. To see Hancock’s paintings and learn more about her award-winning documentary.

"I’m Praying Hard for You” – Love Letters to a Death Camp

Category: Books

Jo wrote to Bill on Nov. 5, 1941. Darling: Five days gone & each worse than the one before. Our model child goes to sleep right after 6 & sleeps thru the night so it is plenty quiet. Where are you? (Don't you wish you knew?) I do.

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