Military Don’t Tread on Me Patch

By | March 28, 2021

[March 28, 2021]  You just gotta love the U.S. military.  Once again, the Navy is considering banning their First Navy Jack patch.  “Disappointing” is what one Navy petty officer said to me over coffee.  I believe this sentiment is common when Navy personnel see their senior leaders as overly concerned about the patch with the motto Don’t Tread… Read More »

Why Do Democracies Win Wars?

By | March 27, 2021

[March 27, 2021]  In a Military History course mandated by Army ROTC, I asked a question of our college professor he could not answer.  I asked, Why do democracies win wars?  This idea was an observation I’d made while reading about war during my college days. I was unaware at the time that historians, philosophers, religious leaders, and… Read More »

Foot Soldiers …  Lock Shields

By | March 26, 2021

[March 26, 2021]  “Provide for the common defense.”  One of the most well-known parts of the U.S. Constitution is its Preamble that contains this phrase.  The idea of defense for all is as ancient as human beings inhabiting our planet.  It is no surprise that an ancient foot soldier command would be Lock Shields, meaning essentially the same.… Read More »

The Sergeant York Patriotic Foundation

By | March 23, 2021

[March 23, 2021]  A couple of days ago, I wrote about WWII hero Hershel “Woody” Williams.  He was awarded the Medal of Honor at the Battle of Iwo Jima.  Woody told me of the importance of education in developing today’s youth.  And, fortunately, Woody’s mission is similar to that of the Sergeant York Patriotic Foundation (SYPF). Occasionally, I… Read More »