In military parlance ‘The Killing Ground’ is that area inside an ambush where the enemy is destroyed. A classic ambush is a U-shaped pocket formed by your forces; the enemy ,by ruse or terrain or direction of travel, is drawn into the open end of the U. Once inside, the opening is closed behind them, and the […]
While on R&R in Hawaii in 1970 from Viet Nam, I heard this song on the radio. It haunted me from that moment on. I searched for it every where with no success; with no title, no name of the singer, I was out of luck. I never heard it but once, and could find […]
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In the course of a conversation with a friend. I idly used the phrase short round. My friend frowned and said: ” What does that mean? I’ve heard that term a dozen times. What does it mean”? Because I’ve been asked that question several times by other people, I will try to explain what might […]
“He had been to touch the great death, and found that, after all, it was but the great death. He was a man.” Stephen Crane The Red Badge of Courage He did not belong here, and he was afraid. He never tired of telling whoever would listen that his being here was […]
The Question by Rudyard Kipling Brethren, how shall it fare with me When the war is laid aside, If it be proven that I am he For whom a world has died? If it be proven that all my good, And the greater good I will make, Were purchased me by a multitude Who suffered […]
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No one knows what angels look like. There are a wealth of popular images, in movies ,books, and on television. There are songs, plays and paintings, but no one really knows. Why? Because angels usually come in the dark. Why? Because that’s where the people who need them the most usually are. In the dark. In December […]