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Book review “Angels in the Sky” by Robert Gandt

Friday, October 16th, 2020 Posted in The SandGram v1.0 | No Comments »

Angels in the Sky “How a band of volunteer Airmen saved the new state of Israel” by Robert Gandt Over the years, I get asked to review books and movies.  This book I regret was lost in an office move only to ...

Hero’s in your Hood-Tommy O. King

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 Posted in Military | 1 Comment »

Hero’s in your ‘Hood Sometimes you never know who your neighbors are and I don’t mean that in the ax murderer scenario way, but in the sense that you have true hero’s hiding out in plain sight.  Take Tommy King for ...

A little music for my mistreated minions

Monday, October 19th, 2015 Posted in The SandGram v1.0 | No Comments »

The Medal of Honor

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015 Posted in Military | 1 Comment »

The Medal of Honor, There is nothing in the world that symbolizes when a person has reached deep down inside of themselves in a time of crisis like the Medal of Honor does.  Everyone has the potential for acts of greatness ...

Surviving the Collapse

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 Posted in Military | No Comments »

I thought this was some good gouge. common sense but overlooked until it's you sitting there in New Orleans when the Hurricane hits type things....Words from a Bosnian Survivalist Translator's note: This tale had originally been recorded in French and ...

20th Anniversary of the bombing of Oklahoma City Federal Building

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 Posted in The SandGram v1.0 | No Comments »

Hard to believe it's been 20 years since the bombing of the Murrah Federal building.  Randy Norfleet, Capt USMC is a friend of mine and asked me if I could help him write this.  It was an honor to help ...

GW Sprayberry, RM3… Comm Check 1 by 5 (Bad Comm check for a Radio operator)

Thursday, March 26th, 2015 Posted in Military | 7 Comments »

GW Sprayberry, RM3… Comm Check 1 by 5 (Bad Comm check for a Radio operator) Sitting in my barber’s chair, I noticed a nice coin amongst all the odds and ends on the table next to me.  There was a POW/Purple ...

Eliza’s house

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 Posted in The SandGram v1.0 | No Comments »

Dear friends and family, At dawn this morning Jake and I set out to Eliza's house.  The main road that leads out to the valley where she lives was bustling with families on their way to church and motorcycle taxi drivers ...

Sgt. Merlin German’s trip home to the WWR

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 Posted in The SandGram v1.0 | No Comments »

Dignified Journey home, Colin Kimball, a local artist asked me if I could handle transporting a beautiful painting of a fallen Warrior, Sgt Merlin German up to DC to the Wounded Warrior Regiment where they are going to dedicate the call ...

Who is Mat Best and why does he make me laugh?

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 Posted in Military | No Comments »

Who is Mat Best and why does he make me laugh? I am a Marine…nothing special, just a KC-130 puke who carried gas and cargo around the world.  Many times I had the chance to haul SEALs, Recon and PJ’s who ...