Fly, Fight Win!

Well the storms came, wiped out my internet access for four days which locked me out of my weekly offerings last week. Apologies to Eli (grin). But we enjoyed fantastic ribs, coleslaw, beans, and dessert that I believe could be credited to Mrs. Jackson last Thursday night. Many updates were provided, here are few I captured.

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The Army at it’s Best

Growing up in Southern California I had the opportunity to learn and meet many amazing folks. I didn’t realize the sponge I would become. I developed an appreciation for the extraordinary over the norm. I remain inspired by Private Hayashi. During a time that had difficulty for some soldiers who were Japanese; Joe set the bar.

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A Salute to Babo Carter

Our group of patriots are made up from all the branches, Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines. One group that is not recognized as much as they should be is the Coast Guard. My first thought of joining the service was in 1969 in Long Beach California was with the Coast Guard

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Love is in the Air!

Oh, what a night!  The annual Legion-Auxiliary Valentine Dinner at the Hut was amazing. The Legion provided the meat dish (Ribs which I call meat with handles) and Auxiliary/spouses the sides and desserts, and oh what desserts they were. There was humor, hugs, pictures, and a whole lot of love. Not bad for a bunch of GI Grunts but the ladies make us our finest when the moment calls. Not to be remiss we had great lady veterans that also came to share to love and they are amazing.

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The Finest Solider I Ever Knew

This week I would like to pay tribute to someone who was the finest soldier I had the pleasure to serve with. He was a better soldier than I. His name was Leonard Buckley and we buried him with full military honors in December 2015. 

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