A rock and a hard place. I remember the first time I took the oath of enlistment. I was seventeen and very wet behind the ears. I knew about service because of my Dad and both grandfather’s experience in the World Wars. But as we repeated the words (inserting our own names at the appropriate […]Read More A Rock and a Hard Place
A special note from the Editor of the Site: Today marks the remembrance of a fateful day in world history – The bombing of Hiroshima in 1945. The lives of every person on earth were changed forever by the use of such a horrendous weapon. Even today, the shadow of nuclear weapons still falls over […]Read More August 6, 2016 – Remembering Hiroshima
The right to bear arms. There is a lot of talk about your rights as a citizen. Most people do not know that there was a great debate duing the drafting of the constitution about whether or not to enumerate certain “rights” In the end, the Bill of Rights was included. The Bill of Rights, […]Read More You have more of a right than you have been taught in schools
I should give you fair warning that this is not a story about submarines. It is a fairly graphic story about recent events that you may just want to pass by. I will be back next week with more tails of the submarine world, but this story is about the world around us today (July […]Read More I wonder what they were dreaming of?
1993 – World Trade Center bombing: In New York City, a truck bomb parked below the North Tower of the World Trade Center explodes, killing 6 and injuring over a thousand. http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2008/february/tradebom_022608 All of us who were alive on September 11, 2001 will remember the tragic scenes of planes exploding into buildings and the heroic […]Read More A date that should also live in infamy (but we somehow want to ignore)