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I continue to be more in awe of veterans and their service and sacrifice every year.
This past year I was honored to be a Guardian for five World War II or Korean War veterans on three different Honor Flights. These people are amazing. Even in 95 degree Washington, D.C. heat and delayed flights, they don't complain. They just endure and smile. I loved hearing their…Continue
"How long shall we sit in our porticoes practicing idle and musty virtues,which any work would make impertinent?"
- Henry David Thoreau, Walden
I took a class in college. It had something to do with the psychology of choice. What motivates the choices of men?..... Reason? Experience? Fame? Emotion?.... Love? Hate? Fear? I guess it could be any one of these things at any given time. The premise of the class has always sparked some interest in…Continue
Note: This post is not meant to downplay the seriousness of riding in a convoy. I fully realize our men and women are put in harm's way every day when they ride in a convoy overseas. Their experiences are likely much different than my training…Continue
I was fortunate to be selected for the Honor Flight on June 7th. I had put in application some time ago when I read where Korean Vets were being eligible. It was much, much more than I ever imagined. From the time of arrival at airport at 0530 I…Continue
Went up to the Hill for a hamburger at the USO club in 1971. Remember having to relinquish my M-16 at the guard shack and looking in to see 3 or 4 Rem/Winchester sniper rifles sitting in the cage. While sitting at the USO, they had a sign on the…Continue
Sometime back before 9/11/201 I was a member of a Marine Moms message board.As soon as they said we were going into Afghanistan.I went looking for a map, first thing I noticed that it was land-locked.Or there were countries all around, first thing I…Continue
I enlisted in the Navy July of 1949. Along with two of my buddies we left Pittsburgh on an old coach to Great Lakes, Ill which is close to Chicago and also Kenosha, Wisc. It was so long ago the memories are fuzzy of my first day but I do recall a…Continue
In July/Aug 1970 my unit, C, 227th, AHB, 1 Cav, the Ghostriders, deployed 6 UH-1H Huey helicopters and crews to Tay Ninh West to support ARVN units which were mopping up the arms caches which the Cav ground units had discovered in Cambodia near the…Continue
Note: The following was written by Pam Oberdier Webb In Honor and Memory of Charles Gary Oberdier on Memorial Day 2014. I work with her cousin. It is reprinted here with permission.A young man just out of high school, received a letter in the…Continue
Started by Claudia Bartow in My loved one Jul 24, 2014.
This fascinating story was written by Colonel Ron Albers, USAF, retired, for Motts Military Museum and is reprinted here with permission. This is the story of how a door gunner in Vietnam unbelievably tracked down his helicopter. …Continue
Started by Motts Military Museum in Motts Military Museum Stories Jul 24, 2014.
My first day, while standing in formation, I happened to pass some gas. Yes FART! The drill sergant found this not so amusing! He proceded to instruct me to catch that litter critter and put in my pocket, but first he wanted to hear to make sure I…Continue
Ramona Plaisted holds the dog tags of her husband's uncle, World War I veteran Kenneth Plaisted. These tags were found in an auction box years ago by a Your Military Story member and finally returned .....READ MORE
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If you have ever served in the military, you have lots of stories and experiences to share. Boot camp, stories about your daily job, combat, being recruited, meeting your sweetheart, and so much more. You can share a story by clicking on the "add a discussion" button in the forum section below. Family members can also become members and submit stories on behalf of their loved…Continue