Category Archives: Personal History

[Mostly] True Stories about me.

Wood Shop

Kosciusko Junior High School 7th Grade Wood Shop Project Magazine Rack This magazine rack was one of several projects students could choose from in learning how to safely operate power tools such as a band saw, a table saw, a … Continue reading

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It HAD to be a Friday

It was a week ago last Friday (It HAD to be a Friday); when, for no apparent reason, I decided to voluntarily do the dishes. I plugged the sink and added detergent and suddenly realized there was no hot water. … Continue reading

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NCOIC – TPP3A – A Vignette of Army Life, Việt Nam

They already had it in for me. The Company got a heads-up the IG was coming. Beforehand, and in anticipation thereof, our platoon sergeant, Sgt. Proctor, assigned me the task of auditing all six of our Rat Pack gunship platoon’s … Continue reading

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Siblings

When the promised and much-touted GI Bill of Rights proved logistically inadequate to my college ambitions and my father was opposed and unhelpful to them; I turned in desperation for help from my then grown siblings. I’d done the math … Continue reading

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Dark Christmas

  Photographed at Tay Ninh Base Camp, on the Cambodian border, 1969 “God bless us, everyone”.

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Old Uncle Joe

I’m 68 years old; grown long in the tooth. That’s just an expression; your teeth don’t actually grow longer as you age, but your gums do recede, making your teeth only appear to be longer; hence the expression. I still … Continue reading

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The Boys Next Door

When my son was growing up he had a couple of neighbor kids he used to play with. They were brothers with not much more then a year between them in age. Boys generally are rather rambunctious to begin with … Continue reading

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