Nov
16
2018

The rest of the sentence to that title introducing Herman Billnitzer’s story is, “They found out otherwise!” This was his proud description of the First Marine Division’s struggle through the Pacific islands as they answered the call of the Japanese propaganda to surrender. But I am jumping ahead of myself. Let me tell you about […]

Nov
2
2018

Steve Freeman’s love for flying began in 1948 at the age of four, when his dad took him up in a KR-21 Pre-World War II bi-wing airplane from the old Mustang Field, which was located on Northwest Highway and Abrams Road in Dallas, TX. He fondly remembers strapping the goggles on and sitting in his […]

Sep
6
2018

I met Al Scroggin at a city recreation center, after his vigorous workout. He said that he had been exercising at that facility for the past twenty years. In fact he said, “I have been working out three days a week  for the past sixty-five years.” I told him, “No wonder you’re as strong and […]

Jul
20
2018

Tyrone Hurt learned a strong work ethic, respect and responsibility at a very young age. He was born and raised in East Chicago, IN, where his father and grandfather were hard working home builders. These men took young Tyrone under their wing and not only taught him the trade, but so much more about life […]

Apr
19
2018

Urban Tinckham graduated from Southern Illinois University with an Associates Degree in technology. He said, “The draft board had been waiting on me to graduate.” And, sure enough, the very next day after graduation, his draft notice came to his father’s house. Urb said, “I don’t want to read that!” So, to avoid the draft, […]