Indiana vet Sammy Davis is a recipient of the Medal of Honor for his service in Vietnam. He is wearing it around his neck. On Friday, March 25, our nation celebrated National Medal of Honor Day. This date was established by Congress in 1990 to “foster public appreciation and recognition of Medal of Honor recipients.”... Continue Reading →
WWII Sailor Survived on the USS Yorktown
Sam Hayward served aboard the USS Yorktown during WWII. To provide role models of brave Americans I’m introducing weekly World War II Veteran Moments. Each week I’ll present one veteran who served this country during war and the book where his/her story is profiled. Thanks to every veteran reading this for your service! Name: Sam... Continue Reading →
Salute to WOWO’s Pat Miller
Talk show host Pat Miller from WOWO Radio Each author dreams of establishing a ‘street team,’ a group of people who are as passionate about the author’s subject matter as the author and will help spread the word about their efforts. I have a number of people on my street team and I’m thankful for... Continue Reading →
Thanks to Our Military Veterans!
Thanks to all of our military veterans! We appreciate your service! Thanks to all military veterans who have served our country. Today is your day! Please know we appreciate you all year. I’m giving away my 4 Ebooks about World War II at Amazon yesterday and today. You don't have to be a veteran to... Continue Reading →
Prescription for Stress: Psalm 91
People from my church have been sharing Bible verses to help them through this challenging time with the Corona Virus. A friend said Psalm 91 was especially helpful to her. That prompted me to pull out this story I wrote several years ago about that psalm after a medic from Desert Storm told me how... Continue Reading →
Vietnam Vet Served as Artist in 221st Signal Corps
Welcome home Vietnam Veterans! On Sunday March 29, 2020, our nation observed Vietnam Veteran’s Day. I’ve interviewed several Vietnam veterans. This story of LeRoy Jesfield whom I met during a speaking event near his home is special to me. He was at the outdoor event carrying a big camera as he enjoyed taking photos, along... Continue Reading →
Virtual Honor Flight – Cool Way to Thank Vets
2nd Lt. Jack Humbrecht 1944 The myriad of ways people find to show support to our military are impressive. Recently I had the honor and privilege to meet a World War II veteran who participated in a ‘virtual’ Honor Flight of Northeast Indiana. During the war, Jack Humbrecht was flying a B-17 over occupied Poland... Continue Reading →
Hundreds Attend Book Launch to tell WWII Vets Thanks
Many of you participated in our book launch party for They Did It for Honor: Stories of American WWII Veterans on Saturday, Nov 4, 2017, at the Allen County Public Library. I think it’s safe to say, as the photo below shows, it was a smashing success! Several hundred people are estimated to have attended to meet/... Continue Reading →
Funeral of a Soldier
After 3 weeks of searching for family to claim Mr. Beavers’ body for burial, no one came forward.
The Allen County coroner finally gave up. Thankfully, a local funeral home offered to conduct a funeral for Mr. Beavers and invited the public to attend to show their respect for him and his service.
Estimates of possibly (I'd say probably) more than 1,000 people – many from out of state—were there.
Opportunity to Meet/Honor WWII Vets!
A big FREE event is coming up one week from today for all of you military supporters/ history lovers around Fort Wayne! On November 1, starting at 2pm at the Fort Wayne History Center, I will talk about my project of interviewing World War II vets as part of the George Mather lecture series. ... Continue Reading →