A Hero’s Grave

 Posted by at 12:42 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 052020
 

In a small church cemetery alongside a road in rural Middlesex County, Virginia, we came across the grave of a true American hero. Lewis Burwell “Chesty” Puller was a small-town boy who went on to become one of the most decorated United States Marines that ever lived. Puller was born and raised on the bank […]

The Boy Soldier

 Posted by at 1:43 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 242020
 

Some called him the boy soldier, and I guess that’s applicable since he was just a boy, like so many who have answered their country’s call to duty. And like so many of those who did before and after him, he grew up very quickly on the battlefield, his boyhood gone forever. But this boy, […]

Sergeant Reckless

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 112019
 

The National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, Virginia has many fine exhibits on the men and women who have served our country as Marines, but one monument honors a little-known Marine hero known as Sergeant Reckless. Who was this brave Marine sergeant and what great deeds did he do to earn such recognition? […]

I Remember

 Posted by at 3:18 am  Nick's Blog
May 272013
 

I remember the bugler playing Taps and the rifle salute as they laid my dad’s brother Sam to rest. I was about ten years old and my dad explained that the bugle and the guns and the flag over his coffin was because Uncle Sam had been a Navy pilot during World War II. It […]