Category Archives: Respect

Disrespect for the Vietnam War Vets

By | August 13, 2020

[August 13, 2020]  I’m old enough to remember seeing – with my own eyes – the terrible treatment of our Vietnam War vets when returning from war.  When I joined the U.S. Army in late 1974, I made myself a promise that I would not tolerate such egregious behavior by anyone.  The treatment these veterans received was unacceptable… Read More »

Leadership Lessons from Samuel Adams

By | August 12, 2020

[August 12, 2020]  I’m starting a new mini-series about leadership lessons taken from the writings of famous Revolutionary War heroes.  To begin the series, I will start with Samuel Adams (1722-1803) as one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and political philosopher. After Sam Adams passed away, his legacy was shrouded in controversy.  In the early… Read More »

Honor & Respect:  the Lost 52 Project

By | August 1, 2020

[August 1, 2020]  Occasionally, in the pages of, I highlight an organization that is making a difference.  Today, I’m introducing the Lost 52 Project.  They are about providing the “fullest possible documentation and accounting” of the locations of 52 U.S. submarines lost during World War II.  Few words describe what they do, but I like honor and… Read More »

Allies Begin Invasion of Europe

By | July 10, 2020

[July 10, 2020]  In the summer of 1940, Parisians were awakened to the sound of a German-accented voice announcing an 8 p.m. curfew as German troops entered Paris, France.1  Nevertheless, the invasion of the European mainland did not begin until three years later.  On this date, July 10, 1943, the invasion of Europe started.   It was long overdue.2… Read More »