“Take a chance. All life is a chance. The man who goes furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The “sure thing” boat never gets far from the shore.” From the writings of Dale Carnegie Today is one of those days where you stand on the edge of the cliff […]Read More Prepare to launch
The most fearsome weapon at sea during the First World War was the submarine. Even when the danger came from another submarine. By May of 1918, the German submarines were beginning to be neutralized by the varying forms of technology employed by the Allies. Wireless radio detection, sound listening devices, primitive us of airplanes and […]Read More Dueling Denizens and the Daring Escape
I achieved a minor but important breakthrough this morning at around 4:50 AM when Angus the dog decided he needed to get up and go outside. I have been struggling for months to properly title the book project I have been working on now for about five years. The last three chapters have been the […]Read More Adversity is a refining fire.
Good morning. For the past few years, I have been searching through Naval Records, newspaper articles, period books and a number of other sources to help complete the picture of one of the greatest heroes the Navy has ever produced, Captain Cassin Young. The journey has had a lot of twists and turns but I am […]Read More Cassin Young, Captain, United States Navy MOH Recipient, Information request
This story is dedicated to all of the heroes in our lives. Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. In our American culture, we are taught from an early age about the heroes who protect us from all manner of bad things. Stories of policemen and firemen rescuing people at great risk to themselves still […]Read More Its always the quiet ones… the story of Captain Mike Rose, US Army retired