Robin Bartlett

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Burning Shit

FNGs

In Vietnam with the 1st Cav Division, FNGs (F-ing New Guys) received light duty for several weeks. They were jumpy and anxious and could not be relied upon until fully

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Honor Flight Veteran

Honor Flights

I made a presentation on Veterans Day event at St. John’s University in Queens, NY. While there I had the good fortune to talk with two Korean War vets who

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Walking Point in time of War

The Point Man

“Holy Shit…there’s someone coming down the hill!” It doesn’t matter what was your war: WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan, or Iraq. If you’re walking point, you are the lead man, the

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gold star flag

American Gold Star Mothers

As I was writing my book I knew very little about the American Gold Star Mothers organization, but have become more familiar with them since Patti Elliott, the National Secretary

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The Origins of Memorial Day

On Memorial Day, we honor those that have fought for the American concept. Men and Women that have sacrificed so much in order to defend the ideals that have made

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Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans

Welcome Home

The phrase ‘thank you for your service’ started to be used in the late ‘90s. It became even more popular in recognition of the heroism on the part of firefighters,

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