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A Memo on the Vietnam Draft, a Prelude for 21st Century Vets

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(This is a set-up piece, a prelude, as to why we need a corps of veterans out there teaching young kids about America. Like any military exercise, we have to 1) know the objective and 2) and know the size and power of the obstacles out there laying out there to keep us from reaching it.)

Recently we published a piece calling for national service, suggesting that every high school graduate be required to attend a boot camp of sorts, where, among other things, they ...

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To Those Who Also Served by Staying Home and Waiting

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I just saw a memorial by a lady whose 98- year old mother had just passed, a young 24 year old, with a baby, when her husband shipped out.

My own mother passed away two years ago, age 94, and when my dad shipped, she was pregnant with my sister. She was nearly three before he could get back to see her. (They didn’t have home leaves during that war.)

Jo Stafford, who you probably never heard of, had the finest voice ...

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Any veteran or family member can post a story about any event or veteran family member, going back to the French and Indian War, if you want, and that story will be free of charge. And it will always be found in our archives by searching SECTIONS, on the top panel.

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Retired Marine Rescues Horses in California Wild Fires

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Read the whole Reuters story here, 

His name is Todd Zimmerman.

Saved dozens of animals, and one person.

Interestingly, HuffingtonPost, a well-known left-wing news site, told the story with more patriotic Americana. Go figure.

“I actually went into a neighborhood and every house was on fire,” Zimmerman told the station on Saturday. “I got him pulled out, protected him with a garden hose until firefighters arrived. They took over, but I got his American flag and gave it to his wife because ...

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The Return of a Korean POW, a local story, 1954

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The return of the remains of 50 soldiers’ remains from North Korea put me in mind of my first encounter with parades for military heroes. It was a parade in my town for a returning POW from Korea. His name was John Gallagher.

And I was 9.

I knew about the Korean War then, had two uncles who’d served, and came home alive…my mother was always praying them home. So that was the sort of thing a kid would know. But I didn’t really know the ...

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By an Angel’s Kiss, Ensign Sarah Mitchell, 23, Navy-Red Sea

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Kissed by an Angel, Where Violins are the Angels’ Voices, and the Cello Sings Harmony

Ensign Sarah Mitchell, USN, 23, of Oakford, PA

died July 7, 2018 aboard the guided missile cruiser, USS Jason Dunham, in the Red Sea, during a training exercise.

She was a 2017 graduate of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets.

Job well done, Ensign  

Rest in Peace

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