Browsing All posts tagged under »WWII«

James Kirkendall – Not My Day To Die

May 3, 2014

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As I have stated before, most of this blog is about the Vietnam War and Charlie Troop 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division but from time to time I would write about other things. This is one of those times. My wife, Carol, and I were honored in December of 2013 to attend […]

Blogs about WWII and Vietnam to read

May 18, 2013

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I want to help others find a couple of blogs that I really Like. I just came upon one about WWII that covers both the European and Pacific theaters. You can find it at http://www.pacificparatrooper.com . The one I like (besides my own) on Vietnam is done by the man who taught me about blogging, […]

Let Freedom Ring – A Lesson the American Youth needs to learn

May 7, 2013

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Today May 4th, 2013 I watched a show on “The Pentagon Channel”. I had seen parts of it before and I only caught the majority of it this time. The show was called “The Lesson is Priceless”. It is a story about several WWII soldiers who served in Europe from “D-Day” until the end. Although […]

Buffalo Soldiers – 9th Cavalry

February 26, 2013

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On July 28, 1866 the 9th Cavalry Regiment was formed. The regiment was made up of 12 companies formed into 3 Squadrons. Each Squadron had 4 companies. Each company had 4 officers 15 Non-Commissioned Officers and 72 Privates. On AUGUST 3, 1866  a Regiment was made up of Negro (African-American) soldiers. This Regiment was designated […]

William C. Kent Killed in Action August 27, 1944

December 22, 2011

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This is a story of an Uncle that no one got to know. He was the son of Clifford and Lydia Kent. A brother to; Francis, Patricia, Charles T. (Tom) and Joan. When World War II (WWII) started, my young Uncle Billy (18 y/o) volunteered like so many other young people. William C. Kent became Private […]

A World War II Love Story with an Internet closure

November 23, 2010

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        My Father-In-law, Clyde E. Roller, served during WWII as an infantryman in Company F, 12th Infantry Regiment of the 4th Infantry Division. He did not make the D-Day landing but join the unit shortly there after. The 4th Infantry Division fought in France, Luxembourg, Belgium and Germany. On September 17, 1944, at the age of 19 […]

Memorial Day

May 28, 2010

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I am writing this  in time for Memorial Day Weekend 2010 but it applies to every Memorial Day. Memorial Day started out being called “Decoration Day”. It was first observed by Southern women decorating the graves of Confederate Soldiers that died during the Civil War. In 1868 by General Order No. 11, General John Logan […]