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Sikeston

When my Dad came back from the war, he took flying lessons under the GI Bill. Sikeston, being in the middle of a very rich agricultural belt, had an extremely robust crop dusting operation. It had been his intention to fly crop dusters, but my mother wouldn’t […]

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The Greer Street Tornadoes

In the days before Little League baseball, and Little League football, we played our own games, without coaching, without referees, and without any kind of organization. Baseball games were in empty lots which resulted in a lot of broken windows (I think my count was five), and […]

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The Lawmen

The Lawmen

“I’m going to make a movie, and I want you to do the screenplay,” the voice on the other end of the phone, said. This was Al Frakes, a film direction and producer I had worked with when we did a video program of the Western Writers […]

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Five loaves of bread, one pound of butter, and two jars of jelly

Pay, for an army private in the mid-fifties, was $77.10 per month. Because I had been in the National Guard before I went into the army, I had 2 years of longevity, which meant I was paid more… I was drawing the whopping salary of $82.10. Married […]

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Dawn of The Century

Dawn of The Century

The premiere series of all the books I’ve ever written, published by Bantam a little of 20 years ago, are now being republished as Kindle books by Wolfpack Publishing.  The books are a decade by decade account of the 20th century, told in novel form, and following […]

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On Miracles

In church today, the message was about miracles.  I’ve written about miracles…. my WWII series for Thomas Nelson; TOUCH THE FACE OF GOD, WHOSE VOICE THE WATERS HEARD, and HIS TRUTH IS MARCHING ON are all built around a “miracle”  of sorts. It is hard to determine […]

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The St. Louis Symphony

Last week, Ruth and I attended the St. Louis Symphony at the Powell Hall, compliments of our son, Tom. St. Louis has a wonderful symphony orchestra and I’ve seen and enjoyed them many times. It was a little different yesterday, in that instead of classical music, they […]

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An Interview with Wolfpack Publishing

Wolfpack Publishing recently reached out, wanting to ask me a few questions. What follows is the full interview.   Wolfpack Publishing: Could you give us a little background as to how you got started as a writer? Robert Vaughan: I can’t remember when I didn’t want to […]

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My Only “Mission” as a CAP Cadet

My Only “Mission” as a CAP Cadet

When I was high school, I joined the Cadet Corps of the Civil Air Patrol. It was great fun. The CAP furnished a couple of L-5 airplanes, and the CAP pilots got free time. My Dad was a pilot in the CAP and I got my first […]

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Their Last Full Measure of Devotion

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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