Obama Snubs Nation's Heroes, Becomes the First President to Skip Ball Honoring Medal of Honor Recipients in Over 50 Years
Created 01/21/2009 - 10:13pm
Barack Obama may have stumbled over his words briefly during his inauguration, but he made an even bigger blunder later Tuesday evening. The newly sworn-in President opted not to appear  at what should have been one of the most important Balls on his agenda that evening - The Salute to Heroes Inaugural… Continue
Well here it is almost one full month into the new year and I am still looking for some friends to sign up for Idaho Navy Vets command. Some of the time, I think it is hard to get anyone interested in participating. Do you think that goes back to the old "don't volunteer for anything" ? I have a couple of friends that live close to my home town that still haven't looked into this wonderful website yet. The few of you that have read my blogs and posted comments, know about my late Navy buddy… Continue
I just returned from my weekend in Portland, Oregon, a 3 hour drive (each way) from my home near Seattle. I spent Saturday with the volunteers of the Amphibious Forces Memorial Museum working on the ongoing restoration of LCI (L) 713. The crew is making steady progress as the 713 slowly comes back to life. Since my last visit a few months ago the AFMM acquired 20mm AA guns .The 713 has 5 20MMs (1 on the bow, 2 forward and 2 aft of the wheel house). Also two 12 cyl diesels where donated to the… Continue
Well folks, Valentines' Day is almost on us. That's the time when guys spend tons of money on flowers, candy, perfume, cards, and.............oh yes, almost forgot................jewelry!!!! I wish that I had a small percent of the money spent on jewelry, at this time of year. Then maybe I could afford to buy some, myself. As commercial as it's been made out to be, the actual day gets clouded by the thought that we try to convey to that certain someone. Us guys have historically put our better… Continue
I am now, and have been for some time, trying to locate two shipmates. One is
Michael J.Luh(?))man, who, when I last saw him, was a ML-2 (maybe 3) on the Jason (AR-8). He later became a diver, and, with Dick Denbow, MLC, was only one of two Molder-Divers in the fleet. I remember that he was orignally from Lusk Wyoming.
The other guy that I'm looking for is Jack Jorgenson, SF-1, who was on the Holland (AS-32) with me in Rota Spain , which would have been in 63 or 64. Jack left the… Continue
Some members here get sick from time to time and yes,we are getting older. We maybe a dying breed but we are fighters. We can expect fellow sailors and soldiers may need a helping hand from above and good well wishes help too. If you know someone who is in sickbay and need such help, here is a great place to start. No one likes to find out about someone being ill after the fact and go on thinking that their prayer might of helped. We can all understand this point of veiw and here is a great… Continue
I just finished watching the commissioning of the Navy's latest entry to the fleet, the USS George H W Bush, CVN77. I was pretty moved by this.
I left the Navy in Februrary 1980, almost 29 years ago. But today as I watch this ship come to life I found myself a bit teary eyed. Suddenly it was 1974 again, I was 19 years old and standing at the gangway of my first ship, the USNS Harkness. The excitement, the unknown, the adventure ahead....well, it was just pretty damn cool to see this… Continue
I'm afraid that this one is not a hoax. While I have the utmost respect for our buddies, the devil dogs... I'm not ready to break with the tradition and history of the finest military force on the planet.
A North Carolina congressman has introduced a bill to add the Marine Corps’ name to the Department of Navy.
Republican Walter B. Jones has asked Congress since 2001 to change the department’s name to the “Department of Navy and Marine Corps,” thus giving the Corps “the… Continue
Greetings to all! Hope everyone survived the holidays, since it seems everyone gets a little blue during this time. Actually, it kind of got to me a little this year. My wife and I were out doing some shopping at our local mall in Idaho Falls in early December. Almost every year we stop at the Hickory Farms shop and order a gift pack of meats and cheeses to send to my old Vietnam buddy Steve Nelting. As some of you may have read in my blog, Steve passed away in January of 2008. As Angela and I… Continue
Added by Kelley Boyd on January 8, 2009 at 10:18am —