Category Archives: General Comments

He Brought Us Together

Over 40 years after most of us had served in the 407th Radio Research Group, a former Commander of the Detachment, Captain John Osmundsen, reached out to as many as he could contact, and organized an informal reunion of Soldiers who … Continue reading

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Honoring Heroes in Small Town USA – Greene, NY

Greene, New York, population 1,580. Another small town with a great memorial park to its residents who have served their country in the Nation’s wars is the town of Greene, NY.  I visited this area several years ago, so while … Continue reading

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Honoring Heroes in Small Town USA – Springville, NY

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I love the tapestry that is this United States of America. The small communities and hamlets sprinkled across America’s geography form the fabric and inject the color and context necessary to this tapestry’s vibrancy.  Each of these communities, whether they’re … Continue reading

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Four Decades

Four decades ago, March 30th, 1972, we lost two fellow soldiers and friends. We have not forgotten.

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Thirty-Nine Years Later

For thirty-nine years, every time March 30th rolls around, my mind takes a journey back in time and thinks of the loss of two fellow Soldiers.  Every year.  Unprompted by anything other than a mental post-it note reminding me that … Continue reading

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Vietnam War Commemoration Announcement

Army Launches 50th Anniversary Commemoration of Vietnam War By J.D. Leipold, Army News Service WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2013 – The afternoon in the Pentagon auditorium on Aug. 28 was a time for reflection on a war that spanned 10 years … Continue reading

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It’s amazing to me how some sight, sound, smell or touch will prompt in vivid detail a long forgotten or faded memory of a very specific event. The aroma of chocolate chip cookies baking in an oven transports you back in … Continue reading

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