Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Veterans

Veterans

The Time I Took my Wife to Meet the Girls at Manos

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 ...
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Exorcising the Salutin’ Demon

Veterans’ Tales by Allen Ness Vassar wrote about a Salutin’ Demon a few days ago.  They weren’t uncommon in my day either.  Usually they are young Second Lieutenants who haven’t figured out their actual place in the chain of command.  Do you know the difference between a PFC and ...
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National Service: How to Save America’s Lost? Hire The Veterans.

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 ...
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21 and Stupid

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 ...
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Kamikaze Action Report – sample from May 1945

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 ...
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Our Mission Statement at VeteransTales.com, a Fundraiser

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 ...
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VETERANS: WHY DO AMERICANS ENLIST…..WHEN THEY DON’T HAVE TO?

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 ...
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Obama’s Agent Orange: Former burn pit inspector allege Pentagon officials ignored warnings during Iraq War

[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 ...
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