Category : Warrior 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.

Arthur & Capt’n Eddie

I heard from my ol’ pal, Larry Duthie, you might recall the story I wrote about him. If you missed it, just “search” for Larry Duthie KIA. Not a lot going on with the COVID-19 pandemic, so Larry was searching for something to read. He came across the book “Rickenbacker,”.

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”.

Randy Sohn’s Round Engine Notes (2011)

TABLE OF CONTENTS  INTRODUCTION …..………………………………………………………….. 3  #01  HYDRAULIC LOCK ON ROUND ENGINES …………………………………………………………………………….. 5 #02  DECELERATING APPROACH…………………………….…….. 9 #03  RECIPROCATING LOAD (MP VS RPM)………………………..11 #04  MIXTURE MISCUES & MIX-UPS …………………………………….. 15 #05  FEATHER BUTTONS & PROPELLERS……………………………… 18 #06  GAUGE INDICATIONS ON A FAILED ENGINE …………………….21 #07  PRE-IGNITION VS DETONATION ………………………………………

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.

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.

The Chu Lai Incident
The Chu Lai Incident

THE CHU LAI INCIDENT by Billy Walker and Arv Schultz One fateful morning in February 1970, the usual radio chatter heard over the Gulf of Tonkin was interrupted by frantic Mayday calls from a crippled F-4 Phantom based out of Phu Cat, South Vietnam. Colonel Don Sorlie and his backseater,.

Uncle Jack (aka “Barnsmell”) Walker
Uncle Jack (aka “Barnsmell”) Walker

Uncle Barnsmell: Uncle Jack, John Henry Walker (1905-1984), was my Dad’s oldest brother.  Look at the ‘featured image.’ To me “Uncle Barnsmell” looked just like Smilin’ Jack, star character of the comics created by Zack Mosly.  Uncle Jack was a true renaissance man having been born on the side of a.