Category Archives: Respect

Happy 8th Anniversary:  theLeaderMaker

By | September 3, 2021

[September 3, 2021]  Today is the 8th anniversary of my leadership blog;  I’m using the 8th Infantry Division patch to symbolize the birthdate.  Thank you to all who have graced these pages, and I’m especially appreciative of those who take time from their busy schedules to both read and comment. Today is a special day in the… Read More »

U.S. Retreating from Afghanistan [Vietnam Redux]

By | August 16, 2021

[August 16, 2021]  When you don’t have allies, you don’t have anything.  In Afghanistan, we just dumped an ally by turning them over to a terror group known as the Taliban.  Perhaps Americans forgot what happened almost exactly to the day, 20 years ago, when Islamic terrorists slammed airliners into buildings making September 11 a day in infamy. … Read More »

Military Heroes in My Time

By | August 3, 2021

[August 3, 2021]  My first memories are listening to the stories of war veterans tell their stories and the sounds of baseball games played.  Before entering First Grade, I could name the top generals of World War II and Korea.  These men were military heroes in my time. Combat veterans would tell us kids tales of their wartime… Read More »

Courage Comes in Many Forms

By | June 27, 2021

[June 27, 2021]  I live in a relatively rural area of Southern New Jersey.  It is where you can feel safe walking in a local park and watch children playing on the playground.  But the number one issue is exploding crime.  The number two issue is the decline of our school system and its infection by Critical Race… Read More »

D-Day and a WW2 Medic Memorial

[June 6, 2021]  Today is, of course, the anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 1944 when allied forces stormed ashore at Normandy and began the long march to defeat Nazi Germany during WW2.  One of those men was Sergeant and medic Bernie Friedenberg.  I wrote about him in an earlier article.1 Yesterday, several veterans and a retired FBI special… Read More »

The Michael Christian Story

[June 2, 2021]  I’ve known about the Michael Christian story for many years.  Recently, a buddy of mine sent me a speech that addressed the actions this brave man and said that I might want to share it with my readers.  I wholeheartedly agree. The following is condensed from a speech by Colonel Leo K. Thorsness, USAF (Retired)… Read More »

A Few Words for Memorial Day

[May 31, 2021]  Memorial Day is not about honoring our living Veterans; it is honoring those who lost their lives.  Veterans like me had the good fortune of coming home.  For us, that’s a reminder that we still have a responsibility to serve when we come home.  It’s this continuation of service that honors our country and those… Read More »