Articles for Dispatches.
On the second Sunday of May we honor our mothers. On the last Monday we honor our fellow citizens who gave their lives in our military service. Few realize how much these two special days have in common.
Our mental impression of trans-Atlantic voyages on luxury liners is formed by black and white movies of the 1930’s, images of wealthy socialites, escapes from the oppression of the Depression, throngs at the gangways cheering passengers crowded on deck. But, as the month of May takes hold, take a moment to re-focus on other images and reflections.
Linda Maloney, retired Naval aviator, author and MWSA member, recently published the book, Military Fly Moms: Sharing Memories, Building Legacies, Inspiring Hope. It's a biographical collection of the inspiring true stories of 70 women who shared the same two dreams — becoming aviators in the military, and being moms. Here's what Maloney says about her book.
An excerpt from my upcoming book, Twisted Tongues Vol. ll [Betrayal]. That Europeans and Native Americans did not get along would be a world record of understatement. But why? There must always be a basis for things to spiral out of control as they did in what is called the USA today.
Clyde Hoch was born into poverty in Pennsburg, PA, in the same family home in which he now lives with wife Debra. He really wanted to be a part of the military, to assist and protect his country with pride. So, only three days after graduating high school, Clyde went to a U.S. Marine Corps Boot Camp and eventually to Vietnam.