Thursday, July 25, 2019

Rutger Hauer

passed.  His part in Blade Runner was probably the single most intense scene in a a whole movie of intense scenes.  God Speed Sir.  May you see the Glitter in the Stars again.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

6 June 1944

I jumped Normandy 2000, 2001 and was Ground Committee in '04.   Doc Grounded me, no more jumps but when I heard they had 22 Daks and over 200 jumpers I was cursing and kickin for a bit.    What I would give to do it just one more time.   Here is a 97 YO vet who did get to do it one more time.

Monday, May 27, 2019

I remember

Dad and Uncle,   WW2 Navy Aviation.   Grandpa,  WW1 Senior Chief Pharm Mate,  BB35.   Brother,  USAR,  LTC, Retired,  Desert Storm, Bosnia, Iraq, A'Stan.   Me, CW3, Retired.  RoK, 2/72 Armor,  Bosnia C TRP 1/104 Cav, Iraq 31st MP's.   Handed in my Badge and  Creds 1 April. 

I remember all those who went before me.   I pray for those who will follow. 

Saturday, March 30, 2019

The Highwaymen

On Netflix,  See it, that is all. 

Monday, February 18, 2019

A Kiss is just a kiss

Except when the Japanese have just surrendered and The Tin Can you were on doesn't have to go to the Pacific.   

George Mendonsa passed away.   He was the guy running down the street kissing every women and girl he could.    Alfred Eisenstaedt took the picture but wasn't able to get the names of the participants.   Greta Zimmer Friedman was identified as the Girl in the photo,  She passed in 2016.  

Fair Winds and Following Seas George.   You expressed the emotions of a world in that kiss.    Typical Swabby.   ;)

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Keith Jackson Passed

Keith Jackson passed. For me he was always the voice of Saturday Football. Also remember his announcing from Laguna SECA Raceway out in Monterey CA. he will be missed.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Memorial Day

BB35 USS Texas,  My Grandfathers ship.   He was a plank owner when She was commissioned in 1914.

We acknowledge those who have gone before and served this country.   Some didn't make it back.  For Them we remember.   Fallen Comrades.