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Letters from the War – Thailand 4

The following excerpts are from  letters that were written to my wife and others during the Vietnam War, while I was stationed in Thailand. Because of the nature of the events, the letters seldom told the entire story to loved … Continue reading

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Letters from the War – Thailand 3

The following excerpts are from  letters that were written to my wife and others during the Vietnam War, while I was stationed in Thailand. Because of the nature of the events, the letters seldom told the entire story to loved … Continue reading

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Saluting our Veterans

  There is an old saying about combat: “If you’ve been there you understand, if you haven’t I can never tell you about it.” One can look at the history of a battle, but never really know what the combatants … Continue reading

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Lipscomb Norvell – Rev War Soldier

LIPSCOMB NORVELL (born, Hanover County, Virginia, September 1756 -died in Nashville, Tennessee March 2, 1843) entered the Continental Army on August 7, 1777. He fought in the Battles of Brandywine, Trenton, and Monmouth. He was taken prisoner by the British … Continue reading

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A Letter to Mr. Jefferson

In 1807, my great great grandfather John Norvell, then a 17 year-old boy, wrote a letter to Thomas Jefferson, then president of the United States, asking him about his opinion of journalism as a future career. Danville, K[y]. May 9, … Continue reading

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My Cousin the Dictator of Nicaragua

Actually, he was my first cousin 3 times removed to be precise. Thus he was my great grandfather’s first cousin. How many people can make that statement? Further he was executed by a firing squad in 1860 in Honduras. On … 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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