I’m the heir of a proud legacy of Black soldiers who went before me, the buffalo soldiers of the post-Civil War period, the Tuskegee Airmen. And what was put into me was that we served and sacrificed at a time when our nation was not prepared to serve us or sacrifice for us. But we […]
I want a military funeral when I die—the bugler, the flag on the casket, the ceremonial firing squad, the hallowed ground.
War is a racket. Our stake in that racket has never been greater in all our peacetime history. It may seem odd for me, a military man, to adopt such a comparison. Truthfulness compels me to. I spent 33 years and four months in active service as a member of our country’s most agile military […]
It may well be that between press and officials there is an inherent built-in conflict of interest. There is something to be said for both sides, but when the nation is at war and men’s lives are at stake, there should be no ambiguity.
The difficult we do immediately; the impossible takes a bit longer.