Category Archives: Vietnam

Battle Scars

I finished a 1,200-word essay with this title two days ago. I fully intended to publish it this morning, but it did not seem right today. Instead, I offer this short introduction to something I shared last year. It is … Continue reading

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One Day at a Time

Yesterday, May 29, 2017, was Memorial Day. It is the day we remember the men and women who died in defense of the country. One of those we remember is David C. M. Jackson, my brother. His name is engraved … Continue reading

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At the Wall

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, or as it is more commonly known, The Wall, is something one must see to appreciate. Approaching it, or looking at it from a distance does not do the memorial justice, and finding the name you … Continue reading

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Of Memes and Reputations

Oh, the wonderful world of memes! These little snippets of commentary have taken social media by storm, seemingly propagating at a rate that would shame the most fecund rabbits one can imagine. The latest one to catch OneOldCop’s attention is … Continue reading

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Better Late Than Never

It was my intention to write a piece for Veteran’s Day that would be a follow-up for Run Silent Run Deep from last year. That did not happen for a number of reasons, but I was able to read and … Continue reading

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Something Left Behind

The United States designates two major holidays to honor and remember those who served in our armed forces. Veterans Day is to honor and remember all who served. Memorial Day is for honoring those who gave their lives in the … Continue reading

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Run Silent, Run Deep

Baby Boomers and their parents may recognize the title of this piece. It was a classic war film from 1958 starring two of the country’s hottest male stars. The title comes from submarine tactics during World War II. To avoid … Continue reading

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