My father James Paul Goodyear along with his four brothers Jerry, Fred, Bobby and Walter served in the Military during the Vietnam War. My father did not share a lot of what happened over there but he did share quite a bit of what happened when he returned. Once I asked him about his experience […]
Did you know Taps was made an official bugle call after the Civil War?
Alabama contributing author, Clifford Dobyns provides a history on the bugle call Taps. “TAPS” by Clifford Dobyns My brother, Kenley died in April 2008 at the age of 77. At his funeral, a pastor other than my brother’s pastor told me that my brother was the most outstanding Christian that he knew in the entire […]
In WWII – Instructions in military journals were often humorous like these [film & story]
Words of Wisdom from the Military The following humorous instructions were found in some on military journals but have the ring of truth to them. Aim towards the enemy – instructions printed on – US Army Rocket Launcher When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not our friend. – US Marine Corps Journal Cluster bombing […]
I had no problem serving my country even if it meant going to war – Viet Nam story
Alabama contributing writer Greg Shelby shares his personal Viet Nam story. VIET NAM STORY by Greg Shelby As a senior at Auburn University I knew upon graduation I would be drafted immediately. I had no problem serving my country even if it meant going to war. However I wanted to fly. Flying is all I […]
Dot, Dot, Dash and other good Memories
Another personal story from Alabama Author Jean Butterworth! MEMORIES…….DOT, DOT, DASH by Jean Butterworth Remember those movies we saw during WWII in which our GIs tapped out secret messages to the commanders in Morse Code? Dot, Dot, Dash! Early childhood memories come to me suddenly. A memory pops into my mind as if in Morse […]
Growing Up in the Country forms a bond within the family
Great story by Author Levonda J. Selph! Growing Up in the Country Levonda J. Selph Growing up in the country was quite an experience. The closest neighbors were about a quarter of a mile away down the gravel road. The next nearest neighbors were two miles away. It was there that basically grew up alone, […]
Did you know that most of the soldiers at Iwo Jima were only 17, 18, and 19-years old?
Update: “The identity of an American serviceman in one of the most iconic photographs of World War II, the raising of the American flag over Iwo Jima, has now been called into question by his son, who wrote the best-selling book that memorialized his father’s role. See note at bottom of this story. IWO JIMA MEMORIAL […]
Hampton Place -[old photographs] where General Winfield Scott retired when there were no more worlds to conquer
*Note: The language below may be a little antiquated because they are excerpts and exact transcriptions from the book –Transcription from Historic Houses of New Jersey By Weymer Jay Mills .J. B. Lippincott Company – written in 1902 Best loved house The house best loved by the old residents of Elizabethtown, New Jersey is the Scott House, […]