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, […]

Feb
3
2018

Ron Davies’ heritage is from across the Pond. His father was born in Bradford, a town in the northern part of England. He worked in a coal mine in Wales until his back was injured in a cave-in. After his back healed he worked for the railroad as a fireman on train engines. When World […]

Nov
22
2017

My new friend, Billy Furgerson, was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma, October 25, 1923. His dad worked for the Rock Island Railroad, but his father owned a farm in Calvin, Oklahoma and was desperate for help. So, Billy’s dad left the railroad to help him with the farm. Calvin was then a town of approximately 600 […]

Nov
11
2017

  During July 2016, Dale Whitesitt, an Army veteran and former paratrooper, wondered aloud how it would be to jump again.  His 19-year-old grand-daughter said, “count me in whenever you want to find out”.  All his previous jumps were from low altitude, 1200 – 2000 feet above ground with a static line opening of the […]

Jul
26
2017

Marc Liebman is a retired Navy pilot and is a decorated veteran who has served his country well in Viet Nam and in the Middle East conflicts. He retired with the rank of Captain and today is an accomplished author, writing historical fiction books concerning the military. I will introduce you to his work, but […]