Education

Gettysburg- A Fourth of July Long Ago

(reposted by request) Two years, ten years, and passengers ask the conductor:What place is this? Where are we now? I am the grass.Let me work. – Carl Sandburg ; One hundred and fifty five years ago today, brave men fought in and around a small town in Pennsylvania to determine [Read More]

Photo: Battle of Chosin Reservoir, Korean War by Corporal Peter McDonald, USMC - Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain.
Heroes

Tootsie Rolls and “The Chosin Few”

Veterans’ Tales by Vassar Bushmills From our friend Mike Collins and his pals: (Note: My wife’s uncle Phillip was one of those Marines. Her father was oder and served on a tin can in the Phillipine Sea but saw no real action. He always looked up to his baby brother [Read More]

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Army Air Corps, WWII, “OK Boys, Put Some Clothes on those Girls”

Veterans’ Tales by Vassar Bushmills “Ok boys, put some clothes on those girls.  We’re going home!” Apparently no one worried about nose art on the bombers…over there. (I don’t know who originally wrote this, but it was provided by one of our regular contributors, Ray Kasey, of New Jersey. Did you know that more [Read More]

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A Chronicle of an Army Personnel Fixer

Veterans’ Tales by Vassar Bushmills They’ve often claimed that Economics is the dreariest science, but for men in uniform you’d have to go some to match the drudgery of pouring over miles and miles of pages and pages of personnel files and the rules and regs that define them. In the [Read More]

Culture

OUR “VETS IN CLASS” TEACHING PROGRAM; LOOKING FOR SUPPORTING PARTNERS

Vassar Bushmills Since its inception, VeteransTales.org has been movinging toward the establishment of a teaching program for veterans in order to fill in the growing gap between modern education in America’s schools about America’s history, and the reasons America was created in the first place. It takes only three generations for those things to [Read More]

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THE TRUMP DOCTRINE AND THE GENERALS

Vassar Bushmills Apparently almost every president had a foreign policy doctrine. One even got it’s own teaching bloc in public schools, at least until the 1980s. It was called the Monroe Doctrine, which stated that the US would use force to repel foreign (mostly European) incursions into the western hemisphere. [Read More]

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]

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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]