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Hingham, MA, day thirteen, part II (actually Manassas battlefield visit 2018, day I)

Well.  That was a  bit longer drive than I expected…But the best of plans, they taught us at the Infantry Officer’s Basic Course at Fort Benning way back in 1986 will immediately turn to chaos once battle begins.  1,822 more words

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Classical Roots: A trailblazer and a visionary

As part of the 40th Anniversary Classical Roots Celebration, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in March (2018) honored vocalist and educator George Shirley, the first African-American tenor to join the Metropolitan Opera, and academic and leader Earl Lewis, outgoing president of The Andrew W. 907 more words

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Hingham, MA, day twelve, part I

Winter Storm Skylar sure did f*** up the mail around here, my regularly scheduled deliveries of L-Arginine (Nitric Oxide booster, keeps one’s muscles full and “pumped” much longer than they normally would be after a workout) and Glutamine (recovery aid) were shipped on the 12th of March via USPS Priority Express (2-3) day delivery time.  306 more words


U.S. helicopter crashes in Iraq, killing all seven service members aboard: Pentagon

BAGHDAD — All seven service members aboard a U.S. helicopter that crashed in Iraq were killed, the Pentagon said Friday in a written statement.

The aircraft crashed in western Iraq a day earlier, U.S. 383 more words


Basic training injury keep former Lt. Jim Brand out of ‘D-Day Invasion’

Jim Brand of Ventura Lakes mobile home park south of Punta Gorda, developed a hernia in basic training at Fort Benning, Ga. during World War II and missed the “D-Day Invasion.” 904 more words

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Today in Texas History - March 13

From the Annals of the Frontier – In 1849, Captain Seth Eastman and his unit established Camp Leona in Uvalde County. The encampment was on the Leona River and was ultimately called Fort Inge.  95 more words

Hingham, MA, day seven, part I

God rested on the seventh day – But my friend and I are due to meet at 0600 for breakfast at Denny’s in Quincy, then on into Boston to see the sights. 69 more words

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