American History in Real LifeMovies in the past have often shown characters that were touched by historical events. Yet sometimes, the truth is often more fantastic than anything Hollywood can devise. These stories of real people show how the events of the past touched their lives. Some times the stories are dramatic, sometimes simple, but all in all they weave a tapesty of the richness of the American experience.
- Who’s your Daddy? June 17, 2018
- At RFK’s grave in Arlington with Jackie Kennedy – 50 years ago June 7, 2018
- Racing Back to Vietnam – A Good Read June 1, 2018
- On to SEA in ’73 May 5, 2018
- F4 Graduation Day April 12, 2018
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Category Archives: US Army
Popular music has often served as a useful mirror of our perception of veterans since the founding of the republic. The Civil War resonated with songs that were meant to support the war effort and the Union. As the success … Continue reading
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I’ve noticed in recent years, I often refer to the time that I was in the Air Force as when “we were in the Air Force.” This is not surprising as being an officer, 50 years ago, meant that your … Continue reading
This spring I have been doing a great deal of research to identify those men who died in Vietnam from my alma mater — Hobart College. Hobart is a small mens’ college in upstate Geneva, NY that had only about 200 … Continue reading
Two of my uncles, Jack and Steve, and an aunt Emily served in World War I. They were the only ones of that generation to do so in my family. My Dad, the baby of the family, was born in 1911 … Continue reading