A Celebration of Killing and Dying

November 10th is the 242nd birthday of the United State Marine Corps. It is a time of celebration during which current and former Marines acknowledge the storied history and glorious traditions of the branch of the military in which they so proudly served. I, however, am torn. As a former Marine Corps officer with service … Continue reading “A Celebration of Killing and Dying”

Reclaiming Armistice Day: A Day To Perpetuate Peace

Following World War One, up until then the bloodiest and most destructive war in the history of humankind, many of the beleaguered belligerent nations resolved, at least temporarily, that such devastation and tragic loss of life must never happen again. In the United States, on June 4, 1926, Congress passed a concurrent resolution establishing November … Continue reading “Reclaiming Armistice Day: A Day To Perpetuate Peace”

Anticipating the Forthcoming PBS Documentary, ‘The Vietnam War’

Much has been written and many documentaries made about the American War in Vietnam including the highly acclaimed 1983 effort by PBS, Vietnam: A Television History. Though not without its shortcomings, this 13-part documentary series was well crafted, meticulously researched, carefully balanced and thought-provoking. In September 2017, PBS will air the highly anticipated – seemingly … Continue reading “Anticipating the Forthcoming PBS Documentary, ‘The Vietnam War’”