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Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam
They say you don’t hear the bullet that kills you. 5,597 more words
I don’t do illness, or ill people, well. A character flaw and I blame the military patriarch who would yell at his daughters at the first sign of any slight weakness, “Toughen up. 658 more words
Sergeant Martin served with the A Battery, 5th Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Division during the Vietnam War. While serving as a sentinel guarding the Đắk Pôko River Bridge, Sergeant Martin and his comrades were attacked by a North Vietnamese Army force. 46 more words
I found an interesting story from The Guardian (U.K). Most of us, of a certain age, remember this photo.
Ric Murphy’s Rear Admiral Larry Chambers, USN: First African American to Command an Aircraft Carrier (McFarland & Company, Inc., 2017, 220 pp. $35, paper; $9.99, Kindle) tells the story of a poor African American boy who grew up in segregated America and through education, determination, and incisive decision-making advanced to the highest ranks of the United States Navy. 293 more words