Monthly Archives: May 2012

Memorial Day – 2012

My daughter-in-law sent this picture to me last night. Noah is almost 4 now.  I don’t know if he can yet grasp the significance of his gesture here, but I do.  His military lineage goes back at least 4 generations…  … Continue reading

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There are some moments in sobriety that just do not need explanation.  These are two of them:

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Had the opportunity to head out  Colorado last week (10 – 14 May) for Chris and Dana’s college graduations.  I decided to drive out as I had made benches for the kids.  Getting the benches in my car (1995 BMW … Continue reading

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“My Gawd, I’m Going 1,000 miles an hour!”

We were all in a safety briefing one day, in Room 45, Hanger 12 – the 560th FTS.  A flight surgeon was rambling on about something or another – something we should, or should not do, when he began telling … Continue reading

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Mrs. Yuhnke, “Ms. Y,” was my secretary when I was the Chief of Safety for the 71st FTW, Vance AFB, OK, 1977 – 1978.  In retrospect, I think Ms. Y was the Chief of Safety, and I was just allowed … Continue reading

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God, don’t let what I know get in the way of what I have yet to learn… and don’t let my penchant for ‘intellectualizing’ stifle my capability to live, and love…

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“Captain, You Didn’t Win a Thing…”

Was on my way out to Vegas one Friday afternoon.  Had just signed out, suited up and was about to walk out the door, helmet and flight plan in hand when I heard a voice behind me, “Colonel, hold on … Continue reading

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