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.
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Tag Archives: Vietnam War
45 years ago my wife Bonnie and I were married. We then went on our honeymoon. She went to Arizona and I…. Well, as I was training to fly F4 combat missions in South East Asia, I went to Florida … Continue reading
For 44 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 … Continue reading
Recently, I spent a great day at the Air Force Museum in Dayton Ohio. It was amazing to see all those aircraft — every version of Air Force One from President Franklin Roosevelt’s plane to the 707 aircraft that took … 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