Category Archives: military

As The Gray Makes Its Way II: Veteran’s Day 2022

This is the second part of my Veteran’s Day post. This was to talk about sacrifice and the departure that service brought some of us. I had been listening to En Livstid i Krig from Sabaton. (Swedish version of Lifetime … Continue reading

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As The Gray Makes Its Way: Veteran’s Day 2022

I technically had two separate posting for Veteran’s Day 2022. I wanted to salute two veterans that I feel that I owe more than I could give. Bruce* Bruce was accidentally roped into a bad situation that I created. I … Continue reading

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Navy Story: Johnny Eventually Got His Gun

Entering boot camp, I had always thought that we were going to have a bunch of training with weapons considering it is called the “Armed Forces”. I was somewhat wrong. The truth might surprise you. When I entered boot camp, … Continue reading

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The Curse of The Long Memory and Short Temper

One of the most beautiful things of running into people I knew in the past is that most of them had faint memories of me. They failed to remember poorly placed pranks, bad jokes, and general awkwardness. A few remember … Continue reading

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Navy Story: Drunk Men Need Real Enemies

One of the biggest fallacies is the inherent belief held by man civilians in that the US Navy is protecting the US against blood thirsty enemies. People have silly romantic ideas of swashbuckling fighting Barbary pirates and landing Tomahawk missiles … Continue reading

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Bored On The 4th of July

Over twenty years ago, I remember being a part of a multi-day alcohol fueled bender for the 4th of July. I was lucky enough to not work and be in town. But I remember a few lame 4th holidays. One … Continue reading

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Navy Story: A Crusade Worth Joining

A well-meaning Texan shipmate of mine often questioned my patriotism, to be honest with you, he questioned my friend’s patriotism too. The Texas shipmate had a love for their village idiot. (You might remember him as GW Bush, our Commander … Continue reading

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A Regret From The Past: WWII Veteran’s Lost Conversation

I remember cleaning up my grandfather’s house when he was hospitalized for his heart attack. It was a dusty horrific mess. I hadn’t been in there since I was a pre-teen, maybe 7 years old. I knew my grandfather pined … Continue reading

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Navy Story: On The Wrong Side of The Law

I might have mentioned the story about one of our ship’s sailors getting hauled off by the US Marshals for a gun charge, (or being related to a weapon used in a crime). I remember those times in a awe … Continue reading

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Navy Story: Plastic Piss Hat

I had almost forgot about this bizarre story. It hit me when I was driving and I needed to pull over to use the restroom. Traffic made it worse. I had someone riding with me and I was irate that … Continue reading

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