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Russia: The Paradox of a Frenemy

I remember the nuclear ‘duck and cover’ drills as a child. As soon as the loud siren sounded, we were to take our books from…

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Veteran Pension Now Available to All Veterans

The VA has introduced a pension program that is available to all veterans who served during a period of war, regardless if they served 20…

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64th Ordnance at the Edge of the World

I was excited when I first arrived at Fischbach bei Dahn, the German town in which the 64th Ordnance Company was located. I just turned…

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Cold War Conversations Podcast and Keeping History Alive

I came across the Cold War Conversations website a few weeks ago while replying to posts on Twitter. After following the link to their website,…

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Financial Compensation for Veterans in Illinois

The State of Illinois offers a one-time financial award of $100 for eligible veterans who served during wartime. The program applies to veterans who served…

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Veteran Burial Benefits

I know this is a subject that we do want to think about. We were young once, full of life and perhaps a bit “wild”….

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How to Request a Copy of a DD214

A few years ago, I had to request a copy of my DD214. My original copies were so bad they were barely legible, and some…

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The Death of Qasem Soleimani should Unify Americans, not Drive them Apart.

After the recent killing of the Iranian general Qasem Soleimani by American drones while he was driving in a motorcade outside of the Baghdad Airport…

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Pritzker Museum’s “Stories of Service”

I am happy to have been a part of the Pritzker Military Museum’s Oral History Program. Earlier in November 2018, the museum staff put together…

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Audio History Interview at the Pritzker Military Museum and Library

On May 18th, I had the privilege of taking part in the Pritzker Military Museum and Library‘s oral history project. The project seeks to record…

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