Geronimo!

We old skydivers have a great shout we give exiting an aircraft GERONIMO! Today in 1885, for the second time in two years, the Apache chief Geronimo breaks out of an Arizona reservation, sparking panic among Arizona settlers. A famous medicine man and the leader of the Chiricahua Apache, Geronimo achieved national fame by being the last American Indian to surrender formally to the United States. For nearly 30 years, Geronimo and his followers resisted the attempts of Americans to take away their southwestern homeland and confine them to a reservation.

Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Congrats O’Leary!

Before I go into a historical story I want to let everyone know last Saturday at the District 1A 1B meeting in Pryor OK our Commander Charlie “Doc” O’Leary was, by acclamation, installed again as Commander of District 1B. This reflected great honor on Post 142 and its leadership. Post 142 was also recognized having 100% participation. Salute Commander and Post 142.

Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Zero Dark Thirty

As our folks remembered the Day of Infamy on December 7th, 1941 our younger generation recalls 9-11. Where were you that day? I was a traditional Guardsman at Ft Polk, not on duty, but working as a project manager for SBC on a large telecom project. I was in a class for Army contracting troops and contractors. I bridged that gap having and E-9 ID card but still a contactor. I got the text about the towers, told the class and instructor. He found out two minutes later. All non-fulltime military were released. Well what goes around comes around.

Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Zero Dark Thirty

As our folks remembered the Day of Infamy on December 7th, 1941 our younger generation recalls 9-11. Where were you that day? I was a traditional Guardsman at Ft Polk, not on duty, but working as a project manager for SBC on a large telecom project. I was in a class for Army contracting troops and contractors. I bridged that gap having and E-9 ID card but still a contactor. I got the text about the towers, told the class and instructor. He found out two minutes later. All non-fulltime military were released. Well what goes around comes around.

Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Shot Heard Around the World

I love America, it has, like most of us had times we are not proud of. But the Idea of America, where all voices can be heard, and the pursuit of Happiness is Constitutional is exceptional. Well that all began this day in 1775 in Massachusetts, British troops marched out of Boston on a mission to confiscate the Patriot arsenal at Concord and to capture Patriot leaders Samuel Adams and John Hancock, known to be hiding at Lexington. As the British departed, Boston Patriots Paul Revere and William Dawes set out on horseback from the city to warn Adams and Hancock and rouse the Patriot minutemen.

Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment