Author Archives: Gary Lanham

About Gary Lanham

Authors the weekly article "News from the Hut", about local American Legion Post #142 in Hominy, OK. Read his weekly articles in the "Hominy News Progress".

I wanna be an Airborne Ranger

When I was a boy me and my buddies played “Army” a lot. One of my crew had a dad who served like my dad, in the Army WWII. He taught us to sing “I Wanna be an Airborne Ranger, … Continue reading

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Missed it By That Much!

It’s nice to know responsible dedicate folks serve in opposite branches at important levels. This day in 1983 a Soviet military officer Stanislav Petrov averts a likely worldwide nuclear war by correctly identifying a report of an incoming nuclear missile … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday USAF!

Of my twenty-nine and a half years in uniform, reserves, Guard, and active duty I spent twenty eight and a half in the blue uniform. I am proud to have severed one year in the Oklahoma Army National Guard and … Continue reading

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I Shall Return

During this week in 1945 Gen. Douglas MacArthur landed in Japan to oversee the formal surrender ceremony and to organize the postwar Japanese government. The career of Douglas MacArthur was composed of one striking achievement after another. His performance in … Continue reading

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Don’t Start a Fight You Can’t Finish. Go GUARD!

So today in 1944 after we had that successful but difficult advance on Normandy what most folk don’t know is the push back the Nazis made. Following the American break out from Normandy in July 1944, the Germans decided that … Continue reading

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