October 2012 Blog Posts (5)


I am Claudia Bartow, the creator of this website, and this was my brother-in-law, Officer Randy Bartow.  Tragically, Randy and his girlfriend, Stephanie Adams, were shot and killed on Tuesday, October 23, 2012.  Randy spent nearly his entire adult life in law enforcement, ending his career with almost 20 years with the Lancaster, Ohio,  Police…


Added by Claudia Bartow on October 30, 2012 at 7:30pm — 8 Comments

Military Ghost Stories

With Halloween next week, I am going to start a little series with some stories and links of military or history-related ghost stories.  They may also be just strange, or what some would call "paranormal".

If you ever had an unexplained experience, or "ghost" story while in the…


Added by Claudia Bartow on October 21, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Did you vote while in the military?

Tis the season, Presidential election season that is.

Here we are knee-deep in Presidential election debates, commercials and rallies. There has been a big push this election to make sure those serving in the military get to vote. Obviously, those serving overseas or stateside, out of their voting precinct, need to vote absentee.

Did you ever vote while in the military? How easy or hard was it to do?

Comment in the white box below.

Added by Claudia Bartow on October 15, 2012 at 10:49pm — 7 Comments

What was your most dreaded Physical Training (P.T.) event?

Per the Army Times, the Army has recently instituted tough new standards for P.T. tests in all Army schools.  This is in line with the total number of soldiers the Army wants in uniform.  Kicking out those who fail P.T, tests is one "easy way" to reduce payroll numbers.

I remember the severe pressure there was for me to pass a P.T. test...I hated it.  You may remember my story about sit-ups in Basic Training and the trauma…


Added by Claudia Bartow on October 7, 2012 at 10:08pm — 5 Comments

Second Time on the Honor Flight

The month of September has been a whirlwind for me.  School and teaching kept my hands more than full, the Served with Pride kit came out, and it seemed every evening was a meeting, obligation or pure exhaustion.  Oh, and my daughter Camdyn started Pre-Kindergarten and turned four years old last week.  Such is life in the fast lane, but I am glad it is October!…


Added by Claudia Bartow on October 1, 2012 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

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