Category Archives: Heroes

In war there are the “lucky” and then there is Steve Young

“The reason my responses are limited is because I am at work. Some of us weren’t lucky enough to be war heroes, so we still have to work for a living instead of being able to rely on a monthly … Continue reading

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‘Fury’ heightens the bar of war cinema

What “Saving Private Ryan” did for the frontal assault and combat realism, and “Das Boot” did for the suffocating horror of dying in small, enclosed spaces and what “Platoon” posited about struggling to retain ones humanity and soul while taking … Continue reading

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Our Flag …. “a living thing.”

In this digital, disconnected age of “me… me… me”, I mourn the loss of true patriotism in my country. We have a president who initially refused to wear a flag lapel pin, didn’t bring hand to heart during the National Anthem and … Continue reading

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As far as I’m concerned… it’s a man’s world

  A couple of days ago I willingly engaged in a back-and-forth with a long ago public school friend of mine when he popped up on Facebook as he does every few months. Steve (his real name) is a classic, … Continue reading

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‘Lone Survivor’: A Rorschach Test for the left

(The SEAL team, led by LT Michael P. Murphy and consisting of petty officers Danny Dietz, Matthew Axelson, and Marcus Luttrell, were on a mission to kill or capture Ahmad Shah, a Taliban leader who commanded a group of insurgents known as the “Mountain Tigers,” west of Asadabad.) The following is … Continue reading

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‘Missing’ Chamberlain Medal returned to his home

Stories about the Medal of Honor… the actual medal itself… are varied, fascinating and often test the boundaries of the odds and belief. One Recipient requested that the name of his mother, who died just shortly before he was to … Continue reading

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Glückliches Neujahr

I didn’t understand the rush to leave 2012… only to arrive in ’13. We survived last year and should have just remained there. ‘Thirteen holds little promise. We have never faced an oppressive Marxist government that promises to crush our … Continue reading

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Tiny caskets.

It was mid-fall in Colorado and my family joined other church families for a Saturday cookout at the local park. In those days it seemed like every family had four children; as I remember the scene was Norman Rockwell-worthy replete with football throwing, … Continue reading

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Death in a small corner of Hell

Let’s some some things straight right off the bat. First, the attack on the US “consulate” in Libya on September 11 was not carried out by a “mob” or “rioters” or “demonstrators protesting an “anti-Muslim film” they’d never seen; nor I’ll venture, had anyone … Continue reading

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9/11/2001

Originally posted on September 11, 2011 Ten years gone….. a nation’s failure After almost 24 straight hours of watching listening and reading everything available on the attack, I fell into a numbed, head buzzed sleep, then startled awake about 2:30 a.m. The unmistakable … Continue reading

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