From an old grizzled veteran (my age) named Mike, who contributed a lot of wisdom to our Veterans'Tales site for a few years:
You're asleep when you hear a thump outside your bedroom door. Half-awake, and nearly ...
I’ve published an annual Memorial Day tribute to our fallen for several years. I think military brass just doesn’t capture the solemnity of what Memorial Day stands for. So, this year I’ve added a more...
Most of what follows is true.
Mrs Yae Minami was a genuine Japanese-American internee in California during WWII. As soon as the war ended, she took a job with the Defense Department in the Occupation, married...
Just to shut you down for about ten minutes, remind you of your place...
...and our place.
Both from Ken Burns films:
Lewis and Clark
Ashokan Farewell, Civil War
Ashokan Farewell-Sullivan Ballou Letter
A Harlan County, KY native, Vassar served as an Army criminal trial lawyer in Vietnam-era Asia. After his military career, he spent a number of years in corporate manufacturing management, in the textiles industry, where he crossed paths with a few too many new-generation Gordon Gekkkos and chose to move on to consulting work on behalf of "Con los pobres de la tierra quiero yo mi suerte echar", first in SE Asia, and then in the Soviet Bloc. Vassar dedicates the remainder of his life to committing his thoughts and observations to pen and paper.