Little Boy Chapter 2 Has Been Posted

January 31, 2011

**Warning this is a story about one of the most deadly conflicts ever to not happen in the history of the world. Parental discretion is advised. 😉 **

Chapter 2 of Little Boy is up.

Any feedback, suggestions, and the like are appreciated.

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WWII Historical Fiction Short Story

January 27, 2011

Little Boy, is a short piece of Historical WWII fiction.

Be warned, at times the language and imagery of this work can be strong.


Maj. Winters, Rest In Peace.

January 10, 2011

On January 2nd 2011, Richard D Winters passed away. Who was this man? Major Richard “Dick” Winters was an officer in the 101st airborne. He is well known for his portrayal in HBO’s “Band of Brothers” miniseries.

Major Winters and his men parachuted into occupied France on D-Day, fought in Holland during the failed Market Garden campaign, and froze their collective behinds off in Bastogne. These men volunteered to jump out of airplanes into hostile territory. They knew that no matter where they turned there could be enemies waiting to shoot them.

Take a moment today to reflect on the men who fought and died to liberate the world. I fear we will soon be all out of veterans to thank from WWII and Korea. May we never forget their sacrifices.

We are diminished.

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Major Richard “Dick” Winters
1918-2011


December 7th Sixty Nine Years Ago.

December 7, 2010

Nearly seventy years ago the Japanese forces bombed Pearl Harbor.

On that day many American men and women died.

2,402 military killed
1,247 military wounded
57 civilians killed
35 civilians wounded

USS Arizona Sinking

Ships burned and sank, sailors bodies were pierced with shrapnel, burned by scalding water, and choked by smoke.

The next day, Franklin D. Roosevelt, a Democrat made this speech.

Yesterday, December 7, 1941 a date which will live in infamy the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.

The United States was at peace with that Nation and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with its Government and its Emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific. Indeed, one hour after Japanese air squadrons had commenced bombing in the American Island of Oahu, the Japanese Ambassador to the United States and his colleague delivered to our Secretary of State a formal reply to a recent American message. And while this reply stated that it seemed useless to continue the existing diplomatic negotiations, it contained no threat or hint of war or of armed attack.

It will be recorded that the distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned many days or even weeks ago. During the intervening time the Japanese Government has deliberately sought to deceive the United States by false statements and expressions of hope for continued peace.

The attack yesterday on the Hawaiian Islands has caused severe damage to American naval and military forces. I regret to tell you that very many American lives have been lost. In addition American ships have been reported torpedoed on the high seas between San Francisco and Honolulu.

Yesterday the Japanese Government also launched an attack against Malaya.
Last night Japanese forces attacked Hong Kong.
Last night Japanese forces attacked Guam.
Last night Japanese forces attacked the Philippine Islands.
Last night the Japanese attacked Wake Island. And this morning the Japanese attacked Midway Island.

Japan has, therefore, undertaken a surprise offensive extending throughout the Pacific area. The facts of yesterday and today speak for themselves. The people of the United States have already formed their opinions and well understand the implications to the very life and safety of our Nation.

As Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense.

But always will our whole Nation remember the character of the onslaught against us.

No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory. I believe that I interpret the will of the Congress and of the people when I assert that we will not only defend ourselves to the uttermost but will make it very certain that this form of treachery shall never again endanger us.

Hostilities exist. There is no blinking at the fact that our people, our territory, and our interests are in grave danger.

With confidence in our armed forces with the unbounding determination of our people we will gain the inevitable triumph- so help us God.

I ask that the Congress declare that since the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on Sunday, December 7, 1941, a state of war has existed between the United States and the Japanese Empire.

Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto was attributed with saying the following about the attacks.

I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.

May we not sleep, may we never forget those who died on that day, and those who gave their lives in the cockpits of airplanes, on the sandy beaches of Iwo Jima, or in POW camps in the Philippines.

May we not forget the Japanese soldiers who died, for they were also our brothers. In war often this is overlooked. Our enemies are vilified, and the Japanese forces did much to earn their savage reputation, but there were many like in every war who died scared, in pain and alone.

I pray for the day when we can lay down our arms and practice war no more. Unfortunately only a fool believes that day is today.


The Ogre is Back

August 20, 2010

Ogre Here Ogre There chapter 3.

I had a bit written on chapter three earlier so I decided to write some more.


D-Day June 6th

June 8, 2010

A couple of days ago sixty six years ago thousands of our young men died in the water and on the beach. Let us not forget their ultimate sacrifice. Look at the young men in this famous picture. It’s sobering to think that many of them didn’t make it. I know those boys will all go to heaven, for they already went through hell.

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I don’t know why I didn’t post this the other day, but I think it is important that we recognize, remember and celebrate our veterans. It will be a sad day when the last of the veterans who survived that day return home. Let us rejoice in the time they have left with us.