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Navy Stuff – another big year 17MAR2013

There comes a time when it all just seems to come together – this was my year.  I received my letter from PERS advising me that I had achieved eligibility for retirement.  I also learned that I had been selected … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Message 31MAY2010

I was asked to be the speaker for the Town of La Plata, Maryland’s Memorial Day remembrances in 2010. Here is the text of my speech and a link to the speech on YOUTUBE: Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vae5fmYXkno Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stBColhi5xE&feature=relatedContinue reading

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A Year in the Life

By now, you probably are wondering if I ever made it to Iraq and home again. Here are some snaps of journey there and back. Every knight errant needs a trusty steed: A good weapon: A suit of Shining Armor: … Continue reading

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Compliments to the Captain, I report my return…

Hi Folks, It has been a bit since I last posted. Off supervising Navy training stuff (more in a bit) and a case of resulting Gaming Interruptus. But back in the saddle and ready to blog a bit more. RHIB … Continue reading

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All creatures great and small, Iraq was not….

You probably know that Arabic culture is not overly fond of dogs; rednecks like me love them indeed. Being pet deprived for a year, anytime I saw any animal that was the least bit friendly I would try to give … Continue reading

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Smiles All Around

Smiles All Around Take a good look at that this picture. I think it tells you a lot about what was happening in Iraq while I was there. A boy’s radiant smile dominates this picture. He wasn’t smiling because of … Continue reading

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Patches

Patches: As you know, the military is famous for catch-22s and conflicting interests.  When I arrived at Fort Bragg, one of the first things I was told to do was to sew a reverse American flag on my right shoulder … Continue reading

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