John McCain, 1936-2018

John McCain (front right) with his squadron, 1965 By US Navy – Library of Congress To an uncommon hero, whose elevated spirit helped him to endure five and half years of captivity as a Prisoner of War in Vietnam. To an officer and a gentleman, who did not see himself fighting a battle alone, but … More John McCain, 1936-2018

Instant Sergeant

Dear Mom and Dad Yesterday I sent you a copy of my five orders. I had just received them, now your little baby is a sergeant in the U.S. Army. I was sure glad to make it. Since I’ve been here I’ve received an Air Medal for making so many combat assaults, a Combat Infantry … More Instant Sergeant

A Grunt’s Glossary

In amongst my dad’s things was a copy of The Air Cavalry Division, Volume 1, Number 2, July 1968, and in it there was an article entitled: A Grunt’s Glossary, a slang dictionary of the most commonly used words and phrases while in-country. AK: An AK-47, the Russian designed automatic rifle used by enemy troops. … More A Grunt’s Glossary