A Gathering of the Saints

This is the first post I have done in about a week. Summertime seems to be a tough time to write posts and looking back over the last eight years, July has always been the lowest response month for the blog. As someone who fills in for vacationing preachers in the summer, I am fully […]

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The Long Way Home

The Long Way Home This is a clipping from a ship’s newspaper (USS Von Steuben) that was dated June 23rd, 1919. The clipping described some of the details of the AEF being shipped home. This year is also the 100 year anniversary of the American Legion founding and both events are tied together. Over a […]

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Global Undersea Warfare Champions

As Veterans Day 2018 approaches, I wanted to say thanks to the winning team that has given so much to the nation. On December 7th, 1941, unforeseen circumstances changed the role of submarines forever. Gone was the role of coastal protection and scouting for the fleet and our submarine force has never looked back. Sheer […]

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The Home Depot Foundation Pledges Quarter of a Billion Dollars to Veteran-Related Causes by 2020

Yesterday’s post was about a very unhappy man who was mad at (insert name of home improvement store here) for not being eligible for a military discount. https://theleansubmariner.com/2018/10/24/lifer/ I was thinking after I posted that story that many people are not aware of how much some companies work very hard to support actual veterans-in-need causes.  Because […]

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I grew into it

I grew into it. When you are seventeen and the whole world is just outside of you front door, you can be a little anxious to get started. Some kids will go off to college, some will go to work in a factory or mill, and some kids find themselves drawn to something more adventurous. […]

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