“Freedom is never more than one generation from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset telling our children and our children’s children what is was once like in the United States where men were free.” –Ronald Reagan   “My usual philosophy follows that Hope Is Not An Option. I was invited by my grandson to attend the 4th grade presentation for…

     

We squatted against the river bank with the two POW’s. They huddled against the dirt embankment behind us, eyes wide with fear, the father cradling his young son. The old man’s skin was leathery and shriveled and his teeth were stained black from chewing on beetle nuts. I judged him to weigh about a hundred pounds at most. The boy looked to be about nine or ten. We had no intention of harming the peace-loving Montagnards and only needed them for information they could provide on the status…

  RONALD S HOLEMAN   Even now, I remember Ron’s voice: “Hi, my name’s Ron, you going to breakfast? They’ve got to be kidding! Green frosting on  cinnamon rolls? I’m from Santa Monica. Only a week ago, I was sitting on Venice Beach with my girlfriend. She was wearing a bikini and putting suntan oil on my back while I was watch’n the waves break. What am I doing here? Man, I hope I’m with you when we get to Nam! Man! I got this mongo blister on…

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