Category Archives: Personal History

[Mostly] True Stories about me.

Boogers – The Doctor Misspoke

Subject as I am to frequent bouts of rhinitis, I sought out the aid of a specialist. I made an appointment with an otolarygologist (don’t ask me to pronounce it – or even spell it). An ear, nose and throat … Continue reading

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Men In Black Redux

In the days preceeding my separation from active duty in the US Army I was assigned to HQ Company for billeting. Scuttlebutt had it that one of the guys was busted on his very last day and on the way … Continue reading

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Eloi, Eloi Lama Sabachthani?

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Shrapnel

Everything found on the Periodic Table of the Elements can exist in the Three States of Matter: Solid, Liquid and Gas. Apply enough energy to an element and the sub-atomic bonds begin to break down, thus changing the State of … Continue reading

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It Used To Be An Insult – It Still Is

It used to be an insult: “Your Momma wears combat boots.” It was an allusion to her poverty and necessity. (Not always as a camp follower) In the turmoil, dislocation, death and destruction; shortages and rationing; in the midst of … Continue reading

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Wayne Reske for President

I’ve started a Facebook Page to run for President of the United States of America. https://www.facebook.com/Wayne-Reske-for-President-585389888812315/?modal=admin_todo_tour I’m a realist. Realistically, my chances of being elected are next to nil. I know this because I am well aware of how much … Continue reading

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The Shower Incident – (Part Two)

The morning after the shower was destroyed in the mortar attack I was told my name came up in Morning Formation held in the company area behind CQ, a thing I assiduously avoided as being tedious, depressing and Mickey Mouse. … Continue reading

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Cheating Death – Day 1

According to the bible the span of a man’s life is three-score and ten. If you do the math that amounts to 70 years. Yesterday was my 70th Birthday.   That makes today Day 1 of Cheating Death. And, no; … Continue reading

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The Shower Incident (Part One)

In attempting to write my personal history I frequently kick myself for not keeping a diary or at least a log of events in order to establish the exact dates and proper sequence of events in the telling. In war, … Continue reading

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The Burning Skull

  Just for the sake of posterity, the Burning Skull calls for a reasonable explanation. And, if it is so, that True Stories are The Best Kinds of Stories, the reader might be a bit disappointed in this one. Monsoon … Continue reading

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