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Serenade To The Big Bird: On Writing About WWII

Serenade To The Big Bird: On Writing About WWII

Many of you may think of me as a writer of Westerns. But I’ve also written some books about World War II, in particular, my War Torn Series, now re-released as Kindle books by Wolfpack. I’m making plans to start another WWII series, and to that end, […]

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Misadventure In Saigon

Misadventure In Saigon

My last assignment in Vietnam was as Chief of the 110th Open Storage Depot at Tan San Nhut. Thin . . . though as Warrants couldn’t “command” my official title was Chief. It was also somewhat remote from the rest of the group, and it gave me […]

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Fremont St, The Jersey Boys and other Las Vegas adventures

Fremont St, The Jersey Boys and other Las Vegas adventures

Ruth and I just returned from a whirlwind visit to Las Vegas. As I posted last week, it was a business trip… BUT… thanks to my publisher, Wolfpack Publishing, it was also an enjoyable trip. I was amazed at how much Las Vegas has changed in the […]

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A Kind Of Immortality

A Kind Of Immortality

Memorial Day has come and gone, and our thoughts turn to those men and women who, in Abraham Lincoln’s words, gave “their last full measure of devotion” for their country. Of the just under one million men and women who have been killed in theater during all […]

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Ground Resonance In Helicopters

Ground Resonance In Helicopters

Back in the mid-fifties, when I was an EM instructor in the aircraft maintenance course at Ft. Rucker Alabama, I was charged with writing a lesson plan about “ground resonance in helicopters.” This was a condition where a helicopter, while on the ground, could set up a […]

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Men, good news.

Men, good news.

I have posted earlier about going to Korea back in the fifties, as a very-low ranking enlisted man in the “steerage” compartment of the Gaffey, with bunks stacked 12 high in the compartments. Officers, and those who were accompanied by their families en route to Japan had […]

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A String of C’s

A String of C’s

Here is a little something that I originally wrote a couple of years ago. My greatest personal disappointment is that I do not have a degree. Admittedly, at my age, there is no longer any need for a degree as far as work opportunities are concerned. But […]

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Walk Your Post

Walk Your Post

A few years ago I posted a story of what it was like to be a private in the army in the `1950s pulling KP. As I understand it, the army doesn’t have KP anymore, and the young soldiers today don’t have any idea how lucky they […]

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Tell Them About the Handshake

Tell Them About the Handshake

Twenty-five years ago, I got a telephone call from a friend. “Dick, you were in Vietnam, and you’ve written books about Vietnam, I’ve got a Vietnam vet I want you to meet. He’s got a story I think you would find very interesting.” I tried to pass […]

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Collect Experiences

Collect Experiences

As a writer, I have purposely sought out as many experiences as I could, believing that experiences are the stock in trade to a writer….just as groceries on the shelf are stock in trade to the grocer. Some of you may remember the TIME MAGAZINE feature, MILESTONES. […]

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