CategoryHeroes

Fate Doesn’t Bother to Tell Us When We’ll Die

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But it does seem to allow for some words which might not be the flow of normal conversation. Darrell Ward and Lisa Kelly, of “Ice Road Truckers” (IRT) on the History Channel, formed their own company this season just ended, the 10th for IRT. They had worked for Polar Industries in Canada prior to that. Because of a delivery situation at the end of the season, they joined forces with their...

Nurses

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Joy Behar of The View must be the dumbest ding-dong on the face of the earth when she criticized Miss Colorado who appeared for one of the Miss America competitions in her nurse’s uniform. Miss Colorado gave a monologue about an Alzheimer’s patient she had, and what she did to try and make him feel as normal as possible. There may have been ding-dong II to her left, because she seemed to be...

Erick: A Sailor’s Story

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Here’s an excerpt from his 2007 book that I wrote. Erick died in 2008. I was born in Dozier, Alabama. Compared to other towns it was the size of one snowflake in a blizzard. Little remains of this Covington County town today. They even removed the railroad tracks. The date was November 5th, 1918, a Tuesday. Most births didn’t occur in the hospital, but at home with a midwife present. I’d like to...

Dwayne Williams 9/11

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If you didn’t know anyone personally who died in 9/11, you might want to read this. I came to know Dwayne six or seven years ago. How could that be? Dwayne died on 9/11/01 when a plane crashed into the Pentagon. His brother Roy had written a book about his family, a family we all wish we had, because it was such a close-knit family. Roy and I met, and I told Roy he should write a TV movie...

Friends

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Friends. Ever stop to think about your friends who wish you a happy birthday? They are taking time from their day to do that. Time they could be using in their lives, they are willing to spend in yours. Isn’t that one of the most phenomenal things you ever heard of? One of the most unselfish acts you will ever encounter? Why do they think I am important enough to do that? I don’t think they ever...

Those Who Raised the Flag on Iwo Jima and Why Joe Didn’t Know Them

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Note: LGBTs have chosen to desecrate the sacred ground of the Iwo Jima flag raising on 2/23/45. Several years ago a photographer took a picture of LGBTs raising a rainbow flag in a re-creation of the Iwo Jima flag raising. Now it is circulating again after the Supreme Court decision to legalize gay marriage. 6,821 military personnel died on Iwo Jima, including 3 of the 6 who raised that flag. I...