Posts Tagged ‘war’

  Sgt Randall Hansen USMC, a veteran of two combat tours of duty in Fallujah, Iraq. He returned suffering from PTSD and succumbed to the demons that haunted him. Randall was a resident of Jacksonville. He was a graduate of Fletcher HS, became a student at UNF, before being deployed again to combat in Iraq. […]


The First Atomic Bomb Blast, 1945 http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/pfatomictest.htm     The events that took place in a remote area of New Mexico during the predawn hours of July 16, 1945 forever changed the world. In the early morning darkness the incredible destructive powers of the atom were first unleashed and what had been merely theoretical became […]


  Memorial Day Theodosia Pickering Garrison   A handful of old men walking down the village street In worn, brushed uniforms, their gray heads high; A faded flag above them, one drum to lift their feet- Look again, O heart of mine, and see what passes by! There’s a vast crowd swaying, there’s a wild […]


Having been born and raised in the historic Philadelphia area and before moving to Florida, I lived not far from a colonial house located in Ridgefield, Connecticut that still has a British cannon ball lodged in it’s sidewall, hence-  July 4th has special meaning to me as well as for many other Americans. During this 4th of July Holiday Weekend, may I suggest we take […]


What is your favorite youtube video tribute to our Veterans? Here’s mine @  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgl7eAVs4Jc Semper fi! Al Bagocius


Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. I invite you to visit this link @ http://www.usmemorialday.org/backgrnd.html   Here are 5 of the many worthy items I learned from this site- 1) Women’s groups in the south were the first to decorate soldier […]