Veterans' Tales

Veterans’ Tales

My Collusion With the Russian Soviets

Russians and Democrats are not the same. I’ve actually known honorable Russians. In 1991 I met a man from the USSR named Valentin Suchkov. I was working with a Ukrainian trading company in Cincinnati. Mr Suchkov was leading a trade delegation from Gorkiy, the famous “closed city” and the internal exile home ...
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The Death of Ernie Pyle’s Captain Wascow, the Film Version 1945

William Wellman was an Academy Award-winning Hollywood director, especially of some of the most memorable westerns and war classics, A Star is Born, Beau Geste (Gary Cooper) Ox-Bow Incident (Henry Fonda) Battleground (Van Johnson) Across the Wide Missouri (Clark Gable) High and the Mighty and Blood Alley (John Wayne) Darby’s Rangers (James ...
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THE CANONS OF CONSERVATISM, “THOSE OTHER GUYS”, AND THE VETERANS, A PREAMBLE

The twelve Apostles receiving inspiration from the Holy Spirit and composing the Creed Illumination by Somme_le_Roy_f.10v – Date: 1295 (Wikipedia) William F Buckley, Jr. was the founding figure of modern conservatism in America. He wrote God and Man at Yale when he was 25, and wrote many books afterward until he died in 2008. But ...
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The 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month

World War I veteran Joseph Ambrose, 86, at the dedication day parade for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in 1982 Source: Wikimedia. Veterans’ Tales by Vassar Bushmills November 11th is both a celebration of America’s Veterans and a commemoration of the Anniversary of the ending of World War I, once called ...
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Allen Ness Sounds off about Sexual Misconduct

Veterans’ Tales Otherwise Titled: Our 21st Century Paratrooper (Allen Ness) Updates this 20th Century Garritrooper (Vassar) about Sexual Misconduct in the Modern Military My comment: Damn! Anything that interferes with the harmony and cohesion of this organic team, off with their heads. False accusations of rape/sexual harassment are running amok in ...
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Letters From Fallujah (7) The Memorial Service

Veterans’ Tales by Allen Ness 23 Oct 03 Uncle Hank, We went back to FOB Volturno the other day.  We’re on our third month here, there’s been guys injured, evac’d, a couple in Germany in the hospital but we had our first Paratrooper killed.  Sarn’t Spear and the Delta Comp’ny ...
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Letters From Fallujah (6) John Wayne in Iraq

Veterans’ Tales by Allen Ness Oct 02, 03 Uncle Hank, Pretty much the same old same old here.  Route clearance, patrols, maintenance, bullshit.  Rinse.  Repeat.  Sometimes we don’t have enough water to rinse but you get the drift. There’s a village down the road with a sign out by ...
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One Ring to Rule Them All

  When a political end trumps personal destruction of the innocent, we know we are among evil people, from Jeff Flake, Lisa Murkowski, to DiFi, to CNN and dozens more. The cynical indifference to the infliction of pain and suffering on innocent people is the greatest sin… …cold blooded murder or ...
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