Monthly Archives: September 2017

“The Vietnam War,” Episode Two, PBS

I was still in high school when John F. Kennedy was elected President. I remember discussions in our Protestant Republican family and community about whether a Catholic should be elected President (the consensus was that he would not take orders from … Continue reading

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“The Vietnam War,” Part 1, on PBS

Last night my wife and I watched the first part of the PBS documentary series, “The Vietnam War,” directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. We married fifty years ago, a few months after we met while I was still in Infantry Officer … Continue reading

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Who believes in Zombies?

Saturday, October 14. I do, for one. I’ve seen them. I’ve seen them running toward me, screaming and hollering. I had to run away to save myself. There’s one now. Look out!     Look for our booth, too:   … Continue reading

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Cav Takes Over Khe Sanh

    Yesterday my wife was going through a box of old papers when she came upon the April 24, 1968 edition of the Cavalair, the 1st Air Cavalry Division newspaper. When she handed it to me, I was instantly plunged … Continue reading

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