Category : WAR STORIES

Lt. Jack Shively

On June 22, 1944, it was reported by the Saratoga Sun that Lt. Jack E. Shively, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Shively, had been reported missing in action over France. The article, which appeared on the front page of the publication, stated that the message gave few details, “only.

Vietnam Primer by Col. Joe Abodeely
Vietnam Primer by Col. Joe Abodeely

Vietnam Primer The word Vietnam conjures many mental images—a country, a war, a catastrophe, a noble cause, etc. America’s involvement lasted a couple of decades and cost over 58,000 U.S. lives; so, why did America even send troops to Vietnam? Anti-war types claim that Ho Chi Minh was a nationalist.

Major CC Moseley 1894 – 1974

Corliss Champion Moseley (July 23, 1894– 1974) was a United States Army aviator and later civilian trainer. He won the inaugural Pulitzer Air Race in 1920.  Following his service in WWI, where he was credited with one aerial victory, he was in charge of all United States Army Air Service.

Plains Airways WWII CPTP

N80201 was the first twin to land at Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Pic Walker is at left. Frances Walker stands 7th from the right between Mr. & Mrs. Al Litzenberger. Arv Schultz – Editor’s View Civilian Pilot Training in Rarified Air by Arv Schultz, In June, 2013 the QB Beam explored.

Roger n’ Me

ROGER & ME 24 DEC 1998 Naming this piece “Roger n’ Me” fits albeit is a bit troublesome.  Troublesome as it shares the title to a 1989 Michael Moore movie a movie of much disdain by we conservative folks. January 12th, 2019 Colonel Roger K. Parrish joined the “Gone West”.

Jim Rhyne – Aviator and then some!

Jim Rhyne flies an Air America Douglas B-26 above the Mekong River in Laos on April 13, 1968. Rhyne started Aero Contractors in 1979 in Johnston County.  James “Jim” Howard Rhyne— Beginning in a Piper Cub in Lafayette, Georgia, Jim turned his love of flying into a lifelong career spanning.

DO NOT TRAVEL TO MEXICO!  Here’s why:
DO NOT TRAVEL TO MEXICO! Here’s why:

  January 19-21… We had a wonderful reunion with Dr. Ricardo Castañeda Santo and his family.   We finally met the Santo’s oldest son, Said.  It was Said who made it possible for the eight of us to survive a horrific abduction a half-hour east of Mazatlan, Mexico just a year.

Air America PHX Reunion photos – Airbase Arizona 5JUN2015
Air America PHX Reunion photos – Airbase Arizona 5JUN2015

 

Captain Jack Bering Schade (1921 – 2014)
Captain Jack Bering Schade (1921 – 2014)

Captain Jack Bering Schade 1921 – 2014 “How come I’m so lucky?” By Billy Walker The title works for most of us. However, this quote happens to come from a special mentor of mine and my first sponsor in my quest to become a member of a special fraternity of.

Walker Bunch – Prologue
Walker Bunch – Prologue

Writing my family’s story, from my perspective, I realized that I jumped ahead some.  For sure I should have put something about what my grandparents meant to me as well as their influence which was considerable and atavistic.  If you have already read Part One/Two/Three you know that I was.