Jul 292020
 

Traveling down Claremont Road in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, one could easily miss the small cemetery with its rows of uniform white headstones on the grounds of the Army’s Carlisle Barracks, and if you did notice, how many of us would know the tragic story these grave markers tell? For these are not the graves of soldiers […]

The Long Gray Line

 Posted by at 12:10 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 252020
 

Note: It was a busy day, and I ran out of time and energy, so I am reposting a blog from July, 2016, about one of my favorite places in the country, one that will always hold a piece of my heart. We spent a couple of hours Monday evening watching the old 1955 movie […]

Apr 212019
 

I have been a gun guy and a history buff for all my life, and over the years I have owned more guns than I can count. My first gun was an old Stevens Favorite trapdoor single shot .22 rifle I got when I was about eight years old. I got my first handgun, a […]

The Long Gray Line

 Posted by at 12:42 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 272016
 

We spent a couple of hours Monday evening watching the old 1955 movie The Long Gray Line, starring Tyrone Power and Maureen O’Hara. It’s the story of Martin ‘Marty’ Maher, who is a legend at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Maher was an Irishman who immigrated to America in 1898 and found […]

A Day At West Point

 Posted by at 12:28 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 072012
 

Yesterday morning we left the motorhome at the Beacon Elks Lodge to go back and spend the day at West Point. But this time, instead of taking the more direct route across the Hudson River on the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge and then taking Route 9W to the Military Academy, we took a more scenic route. We […]