Apparently A-10 “Warthogs” dealing out death from the skies to bad guys wasn’t enough. The quote of the week: “When God sends a Plague of Wild Boars against you, he’s done sending messages, and is now sending armored bacon.” [Emphasis … Continue reading
Operation DESERT SHIELD commenced after Saddam Hussein’s Iraq invaded Kuwait. The U.S. suffered a relatively brief economic recession. I earned my Private Pilot certificate. My grades were substantially better throughout 1990; however I was still only managing average grades in … Continue reading
As 1989 began, George H.W. Bush took the presidency as the Reagans rode off into the sunset. Prior to the inauguration, U.S. Navy F-14s shot down Libyan fighters over the Gulf of Sidra. On the ninth of November, Germans began … Continue reading
I made my debut as a cadet, in both Army and Air Force commissioning programs. Ronald Wilson Reagan (may eternal peace be upon him) was the President and Commander-in-Chief; George H.W. Bush was Vice-President; Frank Carlucci was the Secretary of … Continue reading
It’s official! I’ve retired from service.
We’re okay. More to follow.
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I was given a most amazing opportunity last month and the timing of the opportunity could not have been more perfect! I was offered the chance to give the keynote address at the Peoria County Memorial Day Observance on Monday, … Continue reading
I’ve recently learned that my request to retire from active service this summer has been approved. Now I actually have to figure out once and for all what I want to be when I grow up! Valid (or at least … Continue reading
One of my frequent reads over at PJ Media is fellow (former) St Louisan Stephen Green at VodkaPundit (who “Covers the absurd in American politics,” and does it quite nicely from a libertarian frame of reference). I finally got a … Continue reading
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The title is a reference to a parcel of dialogue from one of my favorite childhood movies (the guessing contest to “Name the movie” will be hosted in the comments section below). One character says to another something to the … Continue reading