Tuesday, October 27, 2015

An explanation of ISIS

Put this on FaceBook:

I'll be 70 next week.  Seems like only yesterday I was 17 and going off to the University of Wisconsin with a NROTC full-ride scholarship wondering what was going on over in a place called Viet Nam.  I remember my dad, a USMCR Captain-veteran of 4 amphibious landings in the South Pacific telling me he would understand it if I choose to go to Canada!  He said he had been worried about being recalled for the fiasco in Korea(his unit was with the "Frozen at Chosin"):
Now he said the country was heading down the same road that the French had traveled in Indo-China and it would end in a fiasco.  He was right!

Monday, February 11, 2013

I'm back...

just read a great book:  <a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3829707-last-flag-flying" style="float: left; padding-right: 20px"><img alt="Last Flag Flying" border="0" src="http://www.goodreads.com/assets/nocover/111x148.png" /></a><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3829707-last-flag-flying">Last Flag Flying</a> by <a href="http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/670986.Darryl_Ponicsan">Darryl Ponicsan</a><br/>
My rating: <a href="http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/521901732">5 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />
Now I've got to get the first book, The Last Detail!  Saw the movie, of course, when it came out.  I had been a "swabbie" enlisted seaman for my "two years before the mast" on a WWII liberty ship converted to a intelligence-gathering "spy" ship similar to the Pueblo.  I could relate to all three of the main characters and was familiar with times!  <br /><br />All that said, This book makes the transition to the present, well a few years ago, an understandable leap!<br /><br />Savvy and succinct, deeper than you think.  Question Authority
<a href="http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/15882589-haven-rich">View all my reviews</a>

check out the price for a "used copy"!

Monday, May 9, 2011

for the record: MY birth certificate!

My cousin thought I should question whether or not to leave the photo of my original birth certificate on the blog so I just removed it!  Don't want any criminal/terrorist running around with my identity.

I doubt whether this is of any value to someone with nefarious intent!
            p. 2 of my baby book: