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Stories from the Family

I love writing about my family. They are crazy, quirky, and I have relatives named  Aunt Pat, Uncle Buck, and a Great-Grandpa named Cletus, need I say more. 593 more words

Family

National Airborne Day

Don’t forget to hug a paratrooper today.  It’s National Airborne Day!

I was terrified of heights as a kid and I hated that feeling.  In Boy Scouts, I forced myself to learn to repel and rock climb to get rid of the fear; but it was still there.  134 more words

History

August 16th National Airborne Day

In 2001, President George W. Bush created the National Airborne Day to honor our soldiers that strike from above. Organized prior to America’s entry into World War 2 their first jump came on August 16th, 1940. 237 more words

Unboxing The Bizarre

Ocean Blue Rendezvous

BOOM!

 The explosion shook the air throughout the cabin.

“Less than a minute ‘till we reach the drop point, boys!” Shouted the Sergeant. He was straining his voice to its vocal limits, but it could barely be heard through the chaos. 928 more words

Short Stories

A Glimpse of the Events in Normandy on June 6, 1944

As Memorial Day was yesterday, I figured today would good to post my blog about the visit my father and I took to the D-Day Beaches in Normandy.   1,087 more words

Travel

It's All About Respect

The photo that started it all … Art’s whole division doing a jump to impress a visiting foreign dignitary.

Emergency situation where the reserve (white chute) opened on the (main green) T-10 parachute. 224 more words

OLD GUARD

“E gli angeli di guerra, pugnale in mezzo ai denti, in uno contro venti, si battono così.”

“And the angels of war, dagger between their teeth, one against twenty, are fighting so.” 14 more words