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“The Vietnam War,” Part 1, on PBS

[What follows is a brief summary of Episode One of the Ken Burns/Lynn Novick Special “The Vietnam War” along with my personal commentaries, songs, and writings about where I was during this period. – Former 1Lt. Richard Morris, A Co. 2nd Bn 5th Cavalry, … Continue reading

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Nearly gone with the wind!

We’ve already been to four festivals this year, and I’m just getting around to writing about them. Here goes ~ At the Old Town Bowie Antique & Craft Spring Fling 2016 (Sunday, May 15  in Old Bowie, MD), the wind … Continue reading

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Protecting our soldiers and citizens from torture

From 1966 at the U.S. Army Infantry Officer Candidate School at Ft. Benning, GA, I remember a section of the course on treatment of prisoners. We were instructed to treat prisoners humanely, according to the Geneva Conventions–a reciprocal agreement among 196 members, … Continue reading

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Fact or Fiction in Vietnam

In preparation for the October 25, 2014 (9:00 a.m.) book club discussion of Cologne No. 10 For Men at Busboys and Poets in Hyattsville, MD, I thought I would prepare a detailed breakdown on what is fact and what is fiction in the novel, … Continue reading

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Whose boots on the ground?

“The Pentagon’s newest fighter jet saw combat for the first time on Monday during the U.S.-led attacks against Islamic militants inside Syria. The F-22 Raptor made its fighting debut nearly nine years after the Air Force took delivery of the … Continue reading

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(Part 3) Funny, you don’t look like a . . .

In this blog post, I continue the previous post (Parts 1 and 2), which I started when I wondered what stereotype I fit that would cause someone to think that I would welcome anti-Muslim emails. That email stimulated me to do some research … Continue reading

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(Part 1) Funny, you don’t look like a . . .

When I recently received an anti-Muslim email from an acquaintance, it caused me to think about what stereotype I fit that would make someone forward an email like this to me. Since our only association was a recent rediscovery of … Continue reading

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“When’s the Sun Gonna Shine on Camp Evans ?”

          These past three festivals we’ve been to—Burning River Fest in Cleveland, the Undaunted Weekend in Bladensburg, MD, and most recently, the Hyattsville (MD) Arts Festival—trying to talk to people and sell books in the rain—remind … Continue reading

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“Read it and be Amazed.” —Vietnam Veterans of America on Cologne No. 10 For Men

I am happy and pleased to share with you a review of Cologne No. 10 For Men by David Willson that appears in the October 13 online edition of the VVA Veteran Books in Review II.  Books in Review II,’ … Continue reading

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Watchin’ all the folks go by…

That reminds me of a song: Sittin’ in the book booth  Watchin’ all the folks go by. You know, like “Standin’ on the corner  Watchin’ all the girls go by…”  Now I’ve really dated myself. Saturday, we enjoyed the Fall … Continue reading

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