Memorial!

Hominy and Buck proud! Babo and Sherry Carter lead the whole Hominy team of friends and relatives, with the Legion team, and our new City Manager Jimmie Ratliff with family to place flags of our passed veterans. To grasp the future, you need to understand the past. Hominy is one place that understands that. Salute to those who served and lay in hallowed ground. Salute to all those who came out to honor our passed veterans. Commander O’Leary and Auxiliary Commander Nancy were front and center. So here is the story.

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Glory!

Do you remember the movie “Glory”? Here is a tribute that on this day in 1900 Sergeant William Harvey Carney was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his bravery on July 18, 1863, while fighting for the Union cause as a member of the 54th Massachusetts Colored Infantry. He was the first African American to receive the Medal of Honor, which is the nation’s highest military honor.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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