Memorial Day Thanks

Memorial Day Thanks

As Memorial Day approaches, friends, acquaintances and perfect strangers have thanked me for serving in the military.  Just today my wife and I went to an outlet mall, and when I bought some shoes with my military credit card, a register clerk thanked me for my...
Requiem for a Faithful Workhorse

Requiem for a Faithful Workhorse

The United States Marine Corps retired the H-46 helicopter in 2015…about the same time I retired from my professional career. The H-46 was a faithful vehicle for the Marine Corps. In Viet Nam it had a variety of missions including Medevac extracts, Recon Inserts and...
Higher Power

Higher Power

The first time I really understood there was a Higher Power, and how we are linked, was in Viet Nam. I was a co-pilot in a Marine CH-46 Helicopter spiraling down to pick up a Marine medevac in an obscure valley south of Da Nang. The helicopter came under fire and...