We, collectively, are in strange times. I work for an organization in the Department of Defense. What we do, in a nutshell, is match forces to capabilities required either overseas or here in the United States. These days, the focus is on medical units and personnel that can be spared from military clinical practice … Continue reading “Essential” and in the Office
My daily routine during the work week is pretty well established. I commute 22 miles from my home in Chesapeake, Virginia to my office on a Navy installation in Norfolk. I occasionally vary my route because of traffic reports or time of day to avoid congestion. If you are familiar with this part of the … Continue reading The War At Home
The United States does not have a current tradition of an annual military parade on a national scale.
Jeanne and I found it about a year ago in an antique store on Maybank Highway in Charleston, South Carolina. A Vietnam era POW/MIA bracelet with the name LCDR James Beene and a date, 10-5-1966. It was in a case with old military buttons, medals, and coins. I had worn one of these as a … Continue reading Returning a Bracelet to the Wall