Category Archives: Respect

Battle of the Bulge

By | December 18, 2021

[December 18, 2021]  This week begins the 77th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge.  For those who no longer study history, you cannot learn important lessons like courage, tenacity, flexibility, and honor.  This anniversary, perhaps, can begin you down the right path. The German name, for what became known as the Battle of the Bulge, was Operation… Read More »

Book Signing on a Range

By | December 12, 2021

[December 12, 2021] I had a book signing at my favorite local shooting locale this past Friday afternoon.  Range 129, located in the town next to mine, is a large, clean, family-run business; and it shows in their exemplary customer service.  The owners were kind enough to permit me to sell my books and bought a few, as… Read More »

Important Lessons from Pearl Harbor

By | December 7, 2021

[December 7, 2021]  Eighty years ago, a surprise attack on the U.S. base at Pearl Harbor brought a neutral United States into World War II.  Today, we read about the attack and see that America got caught wholly unprepared. Historian Roberta Wohlstetter tells us, in a thorough analysis of the surprise attack, that U.S. intelligence was, in fact,… Read More »

Who is Richard O’Kane?

By | November 25, 2021

[November 25, 2021]  If you were in the U.S. Navy, you just might have heard of Richard O’Kane.  More often called “Dick” O’Kane, he was one of the most courageous submariners of all time.  Why his name and story are rarely told is hard for me to explain.  It should be told.  His stories of attacks on Japanese… Read More »

Veterans Day 2021

By | November 11, 2021

[November 11, 2021]  For more than two centuries, ordinary men and women held their hands up as they were sworn to “protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”  From that small beginning, our Veterans began a journey that took them where very few go. Why do people, and our society, look up to our Veterans?  The… Read More »

What is a Veteran?

By | November 10, 2021

[November 10, 2021]  I was handed the answer to a common question.  What is a Veteran?  The answer is by Father Denis Edward O’Brien.  While I could not confirm Father O’Brien actually wrote this, I did find the answer enlightening.  In preparation for Veterans Day tomorrow, I thought this most appropriate. Some veterans bear visible signs of their… Read More »