Aug
17
2015

Pilots during World War II were required to be proficient on the skeet range in order to be eligible for training as fighter pilots. If they could not hit 18 out of 25 skeet targets they would immediately wash out of the program. Only those that were good marksmen would make the grade as a […]

Aug
4
2015

As the Japanese were bombing Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, eighteen year old Jack Ogilvie was hunting ducks on Lake Dallas. Jack turned the radio on as he left for home and heard the dreadful news. He knew that the only thing for him to do now was volunteer for military duty in service […]

Jul
30
2015

Billy Bradford graduated from high school in Corsicana, Texas in 1941. Because of the war that was underway, when young men graduated they were expected to join the military. Billy joined the U. S. Army Reserves and began working with the hopes of making enough money in one year to be able to go to […]

Jul
9
2015

We have just completed our annual remembrance of America’s founding, a weekend set aside to contemplate our freedoms and what a great country we have had for so many years. Hot dogs, apple pie, baseball, military ceremony and fireworks are all a major part of our annual celebration of independence from the British Empire. But […]

Jun
3
2015

On our recent mission trip to Ukraine as members of The Singing Men of Texas, we met this delightful lady at the city of Zhytomyr, in western Ukraine. She was raised in Zhytomyr, one of the oldest cities of Ukraine, established in 884 A.D. It has been a very important city and lies on a […]