Military stories from past to present, both wars.

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 ...

Memorial day means what?

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 Posted in Military | No Comments »

  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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Marine UAV’s “Tic, Tic, Tic”

Saturday, October 16th, 2010 Posted in The SandGram v1.0 | 1 Comment »

[caption id="attachment_616" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Marine UAV's Tic TIC TIC"][/caption] What I know about UAV’S… I don’t think this will win any contests, but watching some UAV footage on T.V. today reminded me of a somewhat funny story.  While in Iraq, at a ...

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 ...

Old Iraqi post

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 Posted in The SandGram v1.0 | No Comments »

This was a letter that I found from TQ Iraq in 05.  It started from something I witnessed one night and got me thinking. Of course this is my fantasy of what happens to the smucks who build the bombs...             Lately ...

Blogger Landmines

Thursday, December 10th, 2009 Posted in The SandGram v1.0 | 2 Comments »

Guys, I have been writing on and off for four years now and one of the things in the back of mind is “Will I get hammered for this?” There are opinions that I feel very strongly about and have put ...

“I’ll be home for Christmas”

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008 Posted in The SandGram v1.0 | 13 Comments »

“I’ll be home for Christmas” For the first time in 10 years, I will be home for Christmas this year. See, Santa always shows up early for Airline pilots and Military personnel who are on the road serving somewhere in ...

MEMORIAL DAY 25 MAY 2008 FALLUJAH

Monday, May 26th, 2008 Posted in The SandGram v1.0 | 6 Comments »

Major General Kelly's remarks on this day. MEMORIAL DAY 25 MAY 2008 FALLUJAH, IRAQ First, a few statistics to ponder.  There are twenty-five million living American veterans.  Since General George Washington commanded the Continental Army forty-two million Americans have served the colors.  A ...