Archive for May, 2011

What a beautiful day we had yesterday in Albion, Indiana!  The weather could not have been better.  After what has seemed like months of nearly continuous rain, the clouds broke to offer a sunny and warm morning for the Memorial Day Parade. And what a parade it was!  It keeps getting bigger and better each [...]

This Monday’s 90th Infantry Division Pic of the Week features a sobering shot from the U.S. Military Cemetery at Foy, Belgium.  Row after row of fresh graves follow the Battle of the Bulge.  Crosses mark Christian sites, while the Star of David adorns the remains of Jewish soldiers.  This Memorial Day, may we be especially [...]

Ah, Friday. Time for our Weekly History Wrap-Up. A California man, Manuel Victor Loera, will receive the French Legion of Honor medal for his service in World War II.  Congrats Manuel!  You deserve it. How about a little background on Memorial Day? Genocide suspect, Ratko Mladic, has been captured.  The former Bosnian Serb military chief [...]

Mark your calendars!  It’s finally here! No not Harold Camping’s Rapture.  That’s been rescheduled for October 21.  It’s the first and only EVERYTOWN, USA book signing.  It’s got to be better than the end of the world.  Right? If you haven’t picked up Michael McCoy’s latest release, EVERYTOWN, USA, he will be signing copies at [...]

Wednesday so soon?  You better believe it, and time for Letters From War Wednesday. Ah yes, it seems like only yesterday.  Or maybe it was 148 years ago yesterday.  On May 24, 1863, Albion, Indiana infantryman, William Kimmell, penned the following note home to his sweetheart, Leah Crispell.  Kimmell’s unit would soon be chasing Lee’s [...]

Memorial Day weekend is fast approaching, a time when we get together to remember the sacrifices of our service men and women, past and present.  Memorial Day weekend also marks the annual motorcycle pilgrimage to our nation’s capital.  Known as Rolling Thunder, the event now attracts literally hundreds of thousands of bikers from all over [...]

Gooooooood Monday morning to all.  It’s time for the 90th Infantry Division Pic of the Week. I love this late April 1945 shot of Lobenstein, Germany.  How picturesque is this quaint little burg?

TGIF, though weekends sometimes feel busier than weekdays.  At least, it’s time for the Weekly History Wrap-Up. Honor Flights to the World War II Memorial continue.  A group of WWII veterans from Carlton County, MN recently made the trek. Naperville, IL is gearing up for this weekend’s 29th annual Civil War Days.  If your in [...]

Much has been in the news lately about retired Cleveland auto worker, Jan Demjanjuk, who was last week found guilty of being a guard at Sobibor Prison Camp during World War II.  In addition, Jerusalem’s Simon Wiesenthal Center continues its dogged pursuit of Nazi war criminals, and rightfully so. But what of Japanese war criminals?  [...]

I’ve still got Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption on my mind, after just finishing the book yesterday. Louis Zamperini began his stint in the Pacific with the 307th Bomb Group. B-24 bomber pilot, Lt. Bob Gage, also served in the 307th BG. Time again for Letters From War Wednesday. This [...]

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