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  • 5 Jun

    RFK’s Call for Peace

    In a chapter entitled “Dark Days: 1968,” my father describes the tumultuous events of 1968 The year which would be one of the deadliest of the Vietnam war began with the bloody Tet Offensive in January On…


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  • 26 May

    In Memory of Major General William J. Crumm

    My father hung this framed photograph of General Crumm and him in his office, displayed alongside the portraits of presidents and other dignitaries It had been taken just months before General Crumm was killed in the Vietnam…


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  • 13 May

    Peg O’ My Heart

    During WWII, eighteen-year-old Rufus Wayne Youngblood painted the words, “PEGGY ‘THE GEORGIA PEACH’,” under his B-17’s waist gun window After all, she embodied the reason he was fighting He explained in a letter to her, “I want to…


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  • 9 Apr

    MLK Jr.

    My father sat in the Ebenezer Baptist Church, fifty years ago today, on April 9, 1968, with Vice President Humphrey who came to attend the funeral of Dr Martin Luther King, Jr
     
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    During the last few weeks, for…


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  • 30 Mar

    The Egg Roll

    The 140th White House Easter Egg Roll will be held on April 2, 2018, hosted by First Lady Melania Trump This American tradition began on the US Capitol grounds during the late 1800s, but Congress protested the…


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  • 19 Mar

    ‘The’ Lady Bird

    While it may have been an interesting movie, I was disappointed when I realized that the recent Oscar-nominated film “Lady Bird” wasn’t about the Lady Bird I would have enjoyed seeing a good show about our former…


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  • Harry Truman
    8 Mar

    The Dedication

    Most people know who John Wayne was His name evokes images of a gunslinging good-guy in my mind Yet, I confess, until I re-read my father’s book, I didn’t recall who Leslie Coffelt was, even though he…


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