Essential Thoughts for Mission Essential Professionals

The Price of Peace   “The tragic loss of life in the fireroom again demonstrates that the price of peace is high.” On November 1, 1990, that statement was in … Continue reading

December 31, 2018 · Leave a comment


When a service member or veteran passes away, I often pay condolences by writing “A soldier/airmen/Marine I never knew, my Brother/Sister nonetheless”. I select the correct title for their branch … Continue reading

December 8, 2018 · 2 Comments

Whispers of War

A Sailor Brings His Ship Home   Some of the images used are from social media over a period of more than seventeen years. If one of these is yours, … Continue reading

October 22, 2016 · 6 Comments

A Father, A Son, My Brothers

May 12, 1967 The Republic of Vietnam – PFC Cloyde Pinson Jr., USMC, lost his life when his patrol was overrun by North Vietnamese forces while on night patrol. His … Continue reading

September 13, 2013 · 1 Comment

From This Place

I penned this the week of April 22, 2013 when news broke about what some percieved as turmoil at the United States Merchant Marine Academy invloving the eviction of the … Continue reading

April 26, 2013 · 1 Comment


Flight 107 baaa-acro.com On the morning of Saturday, May 30, 1970, an oddly plaintive, rumbling sound loudly travelling northeast to southwest, forged a path over my head. The sky was … Continue reading

April 20, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Button

The design of the button used on United States Navy uniforms is comprised of an American bald eagle, its wings spread and talons clutching a Luce-type anchor. It is gold … Continue reading

March 30, 2013 · 3 Comments