Military stories from past to present, both wars.

Memorial day means what?

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 Posted in Military | 1 Comment »

  Another Memorial Day arrives and like most weekends and holidays, I will be working .  When passengers board my commercial airliner, many are confused between the two holidays, Memorial and Veterans weekend, so with my short hair and Marine Corps ...

How to gain five pounds and love it.

Thursday, May 16th, 2013 Posted in The SandGram v1.0 | 1 Comment »

When I was down in Camp Lejeune, there was one of these great fried chicken and BBQ chain restaurants off base called "Smith Field's BBQ" which I enjoyed weekly.  They have the best damn chow and how I miss it ...

So that they are never forgotten

Sunday, May 27th, 2012 Posted in Military, The SandGram v1.0 | 4 Comments »

I have a great friend, a former Sgt in the Marine Corps named Marcus Penn, who asked if I could write something about Memorial Day for him over at YouServed. Frankly, I am honored to be able to contribute a ...

The Party is over

Saturday, February 25th, 2012 Posted in Military | 1 Comment »

The Party is over                 Guys, I have to say that I truly believe this party in Afghanistan is officially over.  The latest attack, murdering two mentors at MOI, a Major and an Air Force Lt Colonel along with two Soldiers last week ...

SgtMajor 101

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 Posted in The SandGram v1.0 | 3 Comments »

  This came from Afghanistan and with comments that made me spit up my coffee this morning.  We'll call it Command Sgt Major 101...they mean well.  Guess they could say that about my writing too! XXXXXXX, XXX A CSM USARMY (US) Subject: DCSM ...

Recap on that Loser Andrew Diabo, least we forget…

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 Posted in The SandGram v1.0 | 2 Comments »

How a local 'war hero' went AWOL Andrew Alexander Diabo of Bucks claimed to have been a Marine pilot. Then the feds started a probe.   April 25, 2010|By Larry King INQUIRER STAFF WRITER       The local war hero has vanished, having slipped out ...

Marines urinate on Dead Taliban fighters…

Thursday, January 12th, 2012 Posted in The SandGram v1.0 | 4 Comments »

Marines urinate on Dead Taliban fighters… That is the headline today that has the halls of the Pentagon in “Duck and Cover” mode I’m sure.  I hate to see the Boss (CMC) take a face shot over this incident.  The usual ...

Pakistan Two Step…

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 Posted in The SandGram v1.0 | 2 Comments »

The Pakistan dance… Since the times of Alexander the Great, getting logistics into Afghanistan has been a tremendous nightmare.  You have a landlocked country where most of our supplies come through a place called the Torkham Gate which links Afghanistan to ...

Sgt. Mad Dog Tracy’s Fiction about the TSA trip home

Saturday, December 11th, 2010 Posted in The SandGram v1.0 | 10 Comments »

TSA and Soldiers Returning Home From Afghanistan‏   Everyone loves a good story and I am telling you right now that this letter being sent around the world by a fictional Soldier named Mad Dog Tracy is a total work of fiction.  ...

You Served Blog talk Radio

Thursday, October 14th, 2010 Posted in The SandGram v1.0 | 2 Comments »

Hey guys, there is a Blog conference out in Vegas right now and they have a live stream going. Please go check this out. YouServed Radio.  Troy and a whole bunch of great folks are out there right now.  Enjoy the conference!! Semper ...