You already know the story of my first visit to Manos, the Russian spy-restaurant in Tokyo. It was 1972. It was run by two brothers from Pittsburgh, former OSS officers during WWII, and within shouting distance of the Soviet embassy, where, at the end of every visit, I’d pause to take ...Read more 0
We began this conversation a couple of weeks ago, when we pointed out that 90% of Americans have invested none of their own skin in this game that is called “Keeping America Alive.” Even my generation, the last to know the military draft, which was never natural to the American scheme ...Read more 0
Every college kid remembers when he turned 21 because it was the day he could use his own drivers’ license to get into the Boom-Boom Room. That was in the first semester of my sophomore year, 1966. There were a lot of laws, even ancient ones, that were in place ...Read more Comments Off on 21 and Stupid
Pacific Paratrooper by GP Cox The USS Evans and Hadley departed from the Hagushi anchorage at Yomitan, Okinawa on the afternoon of 10 May 1945, under orders of CTG 51.5, and arrived on Radar Picket Station #15 about 1500. Other ships in support on that station were LSM 193, LCS 82, LCS 83 ...Read more Comments Off on Kamikaze Action Report – sample from May 1945
Veterans’ Tales by Vassar Bushmills A word from the Garritrooper, just so you’ll know where we intend to go with VeteransTales.org. and the Veterans 15:13 Foundation A Little Background In the mid-80s, when I was in industry, a second-shift floor mechanic came up to me and said, “If you’ll ...Read more Comments Off on Our Mission Statement at VeteransTales.com, a Fundraiser
Veterans’ Tales This is a theme with us at VeteransTales.0rg. When more veterans with skin in the game have checked in, this will be a running topic, and within two years, a working project on the ground. (Check our Mission statement for the longer game.) At the heart of this inquiry is hearing from veterans ...Read more Comments Off on VETERANS: WHY DO AMERICANS ENLIST…..WHEN THEY DON’T HAVE TO?
[Source: Fox News Exclusive by Perry Chiaramonte, Lea Gabrielle] The hazardous effects resulting in terminal illnesses and the loss of life of American service members, veterans and contractors exposed to the burn pits on bases where they were stationed during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn ...Read more Comments Off on Obama’s Agent Orange: Former burn pit inspector allege Pentagon officials ignored warnings during Iraq War