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Veterans Day, 2017

December 4, 2017

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This column is dedicated to all who have served in the military, or, for that matter, all who are now serving and will one day become veterans. It is a time to remember not those who have died in service — celebrated on Memorial Day — but recognize those still living. In my family, at […]

Watching the Vietnam War, Redux

November 29, 2017

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I can remember watching Walter Cronkite on the nightly CBS news reporting on the Vietnam War, probably from 1968, the summer it seems that the world was crashing around our shoulders. The Tet Offensive launched by the North Vietnamese and their allies the Vietcong in the South was underway and all South Viet Nam appeared […]

In the Navy

September 14, 2017

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The tragic accidents over the past month in the far Pacific, the home of the Navy’s Seventh Fleet, brought back my own memories of similar circumstances, although while in the Mediterranean, the home of the Sixth Fleet. Today we continue to have a presence in all the major oceans of the world. In the last […]