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War & Peace

My earliest memory of the Vietnam war remains starkly vivid. I was at my best friend Murphy’s house eating luke warm Campbell’s Tomato Soup for lunch.   1,016 more words

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Day 1007: Perfume River

Years ago I greatly enjoyed Robert Olen Butler’s A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain. This set of short stories about Vietnam and its aftermath was beautifully written. 240 more words


Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall

Back in the spring, the Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall came to one of our local towns. It is a smaller, to scale version of the Memorial Wall in Washington, DC. 110 more words


Replacements by Alan Quale

Alan Quale served as a supply sergeant for an infantry company in the Vietnam War in 1967-68. His first book, My Dakota, is the story of his life on the Great Plains. 325 more words


Santa is Sad this year

For nearly 45  years my old Air Force friend and I  sent the same Christmas card back and forth in an ongoing tradition.  This began when he sent the card to me, before I was married,  when I was in flying training in 1971.   398 more words

American History

manipulation creates martyrs


I love my subscription to Time like any other person, but there’s something about getting the 100 Most Influential Images of All Time edition  110 more words

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The Murmur and the Roar

Personal and Public Perspectives of American Wartime

In times of war or military strife, the experiences of individual soldiers are often eclipsed by the civilian population’s understanding of the conflict. 2,879 more words