Veterans' Tales

Veterans’ Tales

Save One For Hachioji

When my family and I first came to Japan, in Spring,1972, we flew on an American contract airline, via Honolulu and Wake Island, from Travis AFB, California. We arrived at Yokota AFB in the northeast outskirts of greater Tokyo at night. An Army staff car and driver picked us ...
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The First Lecture: First Principles of Being American (excerpt)

Castle Beaumaris Source: Wikipedia (ogl)
“Can you tell me how many nations…in the History of the World…have sent armies, and sacrificed their men’s lives, to rescue the people of other countries?” 16-17 year-old kids are a tough room in any generation. That’s because every generation is different, so you never know what you’re going to get when ...
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Instruction Page for Veterans’ Lecture Series

Vassar Bushmills These lectures are free. Print out and use as you please. We’re putting these out into the public domain, as it will help get these lectures in front of the several veterans groups, civic organizations and interested school-parent groups. If you’ve got a knack, and itch to ...
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NEWS- Major eBay Seller Donates Inventory to Veterans’ Teaching Programs

DesertPete4, and old friend from my years in the Balkans, and a 20-year veteran of eBay, feedback over 31,000 , has turned his entire inventory over for our benefit. Call it a bequest. Books, many military histories, Militaria, many from communist bloc countries, including USSR, Balkans, Historica, Art portfolios. and ...
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A Chronicle of an Army Personnel Fixer

They’ve often claimed that Economics is the dreariest science, but for men in uniform you’d have to go some to match the drudgery of pouring over miles and miles of pages and pages of personnel files and the rules and regs that define them. In the Army of the 60s-and ...
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OUR “VETS IN CLASS” TEACHING PROGRAM; LOOKING FOR SUPPORTING PARTNERS

Since its inception, VeteransTales.org has been movinging toward the establishment of a teaching program for veterans in order to fill in the growing gap between modern education in America’s schools about America’s history, and the reasons America was created in the first place. It takes only three generations for those things to be ...
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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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