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Memorial Day 2018.

This morning I was walking through the living room when the opening notes of the Star Spangled Banner sounded from the television. I stopped in place, came to attention, and presented a salute to the flag standard that I visualized … Continue reading

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A Veteran’s Day Unlike Any Other For The Last 30 Years.

I’ve been writing about Ranger 12 for several years. Some posts drew more views than others. Here are two: Bangles On The Radio, Reagan In The White House, Memorial Services Back Home & I Stopped At The Spot Bar For … Continue reading

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Lunch With Roy

The brittle cold outside vanished as I walked through the giant/wheelchair sized revolving door at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Minneapolis. It was so cold out that there wasn’t a single wheelchair occupant with an oxygen tank taking a … Continue reading

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Military Friends, Please Help An Old Sailor Out.

I’m sending this appeal out to all my military friends, both active duty and prior service: send me your Christmas pictures. I know there are a lot of you with great photos taken recently, back during Vietnam, Korea, The Gulf … Continue reading

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I Almost Forgot – And I’ll Bet You Did As Well.

It’s easy to forget things in our busy life. You have so much going on that it’s almost impossible to keep track of every little thing that needs your personal attention. I realized recently that I’d forgotten a major thing, … Continue reading

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