Vietnam War

Nick on May 26th, 2014

I hope you take a moment today to remember what this holiday is for. To me, it is one of the most sacred days of the year, because I have seen what it is about first hand. Memorial Day is not about automobile races, or cooking hotdogs on the grill, or getting a three day […]

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Nick on April 2nd, 2014

I got myself pretty banged up when I was in the Army and after I was back in the U.S. and out of the hospital I was not fit for regular duty for a while so they made me a funeral escort. My job was to be the liaison between the Army and the family […]

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Nick on September 6th, 2013

Well, here we go again, sticking our national nose where it doesn’t belong. Is it any wonder the rest of the world hates us? This country has absolutely no business getting involved in the happenings in Syria. People in that part of the world have been killing each other with everything from clubs and stones […]

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Nick on March 19th, 2013

Recently there has been a lot of talk about how the Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden is getting screwed out of his benefits by the government, and people are outraged at the way veterans are being treated in this country. Really? Do you think this is anything new? Ask a Vietnam veteran how […]

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Nick Russell on January 14th, 2012

The recently released video that allegedly shows U.S. Marines urinating on the bodies of three dead Taliban fighters has provoked a firestorm of criticism around the world. From the White House to the halls of the Pentagon, to newspapers and blogs everywhere, the desecration of the enemy bodies is being condemned. Yes, it’s horrible. But […]

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Nick Russell on September 14th, 2011

We are becoming a nation of wimps, and I’m afraid that someday it’s going to kill us all! If you grew up in my generation, you remember those schoolroom drills where we all got under our desks to be “saved” from an atom bomb’s blast. You may have had a friend, relative, or neighbor who […]

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Nick Russell on May 30th, 2011

It’s not about cookouts. It’s not about loading the kids and dogs into the car for a long weekend at the lake. It’s not about having an extra morning to sleep in. It’s about a young man named Charles Saxton, who left his home in Maumee, Ohio in July of 1942 to serve his country. […]

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Nick Russell on February 3rd, 2011

During the Vietnam War, and probably during every war since the first caveman threw the first spear at the guy in the next cave, there has been the truth as those far away perceived things, and the truth that the man on the ground experienced. More than once, during my time overseas, small skirmishes in […]

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Nick Russell on October 12th, 2009

Do you remember Chicken Little, the storybook character who ran around screaming “The sky is falling?” I bet if you were into genealogy and did some research, you would find that Chicken Little has a huge family tree, because we certainly don’t have any shortage of people warning us about one impending calamity after another. […]

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Nick Russell on September 14th, 2009

I’m sure that headline might upset some people, but if you will read on and let me tell you a story, you may see my point. Once, when I was a young soldier, in a land far, far away, I was ordered to guard a prisoner until whatever spooks from headquarters were interested in him […]

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