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paddison-orvik's picture
Nov.22.2013
This last Tuesday, November 19th,  Chuck and I had the distinct honor and privilege to talk about The Brothers’ Keepers to an audience of Prisoner of War Veterans and their wives at the William Field VA Center in Mesa.  I say honored because most if not all of the attendees were members...
phil-bronstein's picture
Feb.11.2013
For the first time, the Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden tells his story — speaking not just about the raid and the three shots that changed history, but about the personal aftermath for himself and his family. And the startling failure of the United States government to help its most...
john-peterson's picture
Dec.06.2012
Today I recieved E-mails from the Legion and other Military Organizations which I belong to reminding me that tomorrow is Pearl Harbor Day.Sitting here in my office a while ago thinking about that and other days of remembrance we now "Celebrate?" What is it exactly that we should do? Of course I...
john-peterson's picture
Nov.16.2012
I waited a few days after Veteran's Day to post a blog to allow my "Bile and Ire" to subside somewhat. I feel that now the overall situation for Veterans care is becoming bleak indeed. We have so many young men and women returning with severe trauma and mental issues who are not being properly...
SharonWalling's picture
Nov.11.2012
This is a repost in honor of Veterans Day. He was tall, with thick gray hair combed straight back. He wore dress shoes, black slacks and a gray sport coat. He was sitting in the last seat at the end of the counter. To his left was a tattered brief case, key-lock kind, not a combination. Denny’s –...
kathleen-heady's picture
Aug.07.2012
My week suddenly became very busy and blogging time cut down to zero. I am posting a review of The Lost Ones by Ace Atkins that I wrote for Suspense Magazine. I am always happy to celebrate another author's writing. The principal characters in The Lost Ones are soldiers returning from Iraq and...
jeanne-powell's picture
Jul.02.2012
(c) 2012 Jeanne Powell "The Invisible War"  all rights reserved   a stunning documentary about a national tragedy In November 2011, California Congresswoman Jackie Speier  introduced a bill in the House of Representatives to  reform the way rape crimes are treated in the U.S....
john-peterson's picture
May.26.2012
The unseen table before you is a place of honor. It is set for one. This table is our way of symbolizing the fact that members of our profession of arms are missing from our midst. They are commonly called POWs or MIAs, we call them "Brothers." They are unable to be with us this evening and so...
SFKaufman's picture
Nov.12.2011
Yesterday I was honored to be among the marching warriors that carried the significant banner of the Wounded Warriors Project. This is a very special event, and even though it was part of the Veteran's Day parade in New York City, it held a special place for me and caused me to truly reflect on...
john-peterson's picture
Sep.28.2011
This is a sad commentary. Twenty years of fighting the Viet Cong,The North Vietnam Army and the Beast in the Valley of the Shadow. It lives with me every day. I am so proud of all who served and proud to have been one of them. May they never be forgotten. God Bless America. > Some...