Tag Archives: Hobart College

September 11 – Some Thoughts

Another September 11th Anniversary; another set of memories. Its funny how each year this anniversary brings to the surface something different about this day and how it affected me. At the time I was serving as the Alumni Director at … Continue reading

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Who’s your Daddy?

During the last week, I had the opportunity to think about fathers and their impact upon others  in an entirely different way.  We had several men from my college ROTC unit and their wives to dinner, it was our 50th … Continue reading

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November 1965

When I was a college student,  November seemed to have a significant event each year. 1962  End of the Cuban Missile Crisis 1963  Death of John F. Kennedy 1964 Election of LBJ as President 1965 Great North East Black Out … Continue reading

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At the Wall

In the 1980s we moved to the Washington DC area and lived there nearly 9 years. It was almost inevitable that I would visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, also known as “The Wall.”  One of my ROTC instructors at Hobart … Continue reading

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The Last Flight of the Vietnam War

August 15, 2013 marked the 40th anniversary of  the end of air combat missions during the Vietnam War. While, the January 1973 Paris Peace Accords ostensibly ended  military operations in North and South Vietnam, in Cambodia there was no peace … Continue reading

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