Culture

SOS on Toast

Veterans’ Tales by Vassar The other morning one of our local radio personalities was pitching a fancy restaurant in the Richmond area, and he proudly announced that their most popular entre was chipped beef on toast. A ten dollar platter these days, and whudda thunk it? People paying ten dollars for [Read More]

Heroes

THE CIB, THE LIGHT THAT COMMANDS THE ROOM

Vassar Bushmills As you already know, I’m the garritrooper in this outfit, “too far forward to wear a tie, and too far to the rear to get shot at.” But that doesn’t mean that I don’t know some things about wading in muck up to my elbows, sleeping on hard [Read More]

Culture

Must See Video: Tommy Robinson Takes Apart Daily Mail ‘Journalist’

Whatever else you might think of Tommy Robinson, he’s no coward. Here he literally takes apart a sleazy ‘journalist’ named James King, who is a photographer and/or reporter for the UK Daily Mail. King  tracked down Tommy Robinson and his family in Tenerife, where they were on holiday while Tommy [Read More]

Donald Trump

Happy Flag Day, America.

 Today is Flag Day and the U. S. Army’s 243rd birthday. Happy Flag Day, America. Happy 243rd Birthday to the @USArmy! Thank you for your bravery, sacrifices, and dedication to the U.S.A. We love you! pic.twitter.com/XlQYstu3Vo — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 14, 2018 Happy Birthday, 243 to the [Read More]

Heroes

VETERANS: WHY DO AMERICANS ENLIST…..WHEN THEY DON’T HAVE TO?

Vassar Bushmills This is a theme with us at VeteransTales.0rg. When more veterans with skin in the game have checked in, this will be a running topic, and within two years, a working project on the ground. (Check our Mission statement for the longer game.) At the heart of this inquiry is hearing from veterans about [Read More]

Heroes

BACHELOR’S CORNER ON MEMORIAL DAY SUNDAY

Vassar Bushmills So should we. Remember, in all the world’s history, the only men who ever gave up their lives for total strangers were Americans. That is the American beat, and it still goes on. BACHELORS” CORNER On Sundays, for over three years after my separation, I walked about a [Read More]

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Heroes

“I saw my opportunity and I took it” — James Shaw, Jr., Hero

James Shaw, a real hero, seeing his opportunity, was able to rise above fear and doubt. Unlike most people, he acted, saving innumerable lives. One of my favorite books ever is Plunkitt of Tammany Hall, an interview an enterprising newspaper man had in 1905 with George Washington Plunkitt, a practitioner of [Read More]

Culture

VETERANS TALES IS NOW ALIVE!

Vassar Bushmills Ok, now come kick the tires at VeteransTales.org. We invite every veteran and child of a veteran to come visit and rummage through old letters and stored emails and photos and bring us some of the stories you recall from your tours, daddy or granddaddy’s, or from all those mothers, [Read More]

Announcement

ANNOUNCING: Veteran’s Tales, a website for Veteran’s by Veterans

Vassar Bushmills I’m extra pleased to announce the launching of a new website, by veteran’s for veterans, called “Veteran’s’ Tales”. I’ve been fortunate to join with Allen Ness, US Army Paratrooper, Master Sergeant, Retired, and Dave Poff, aka Haystack from RedState.com fame, to form a new 501 (3) c website, [Read More]