Military Traditions


Remembering World War II Women

Earlier this year, Linda Minton gave a fascinating presentation at her book signing about the important role women played during World War II.


AWOL! What’s AWOL?

It was the dead of winter in 1959 and I had just turned 20.


A Work of Love

In 1995, five veteran friends purchased a Consolidated Vultee BT-13B Valiant, a World War II basic flight trainer.


Lt. Col. Dave Avery Retires

This spring, the PVE-AFJROTC Interface Committee held a Salute to Lt. Col. Dave Avery dinner to express gratitude for the service he has rendered to Paradise Valley Estates and the Fairfield High School cadets.


The Requisitioned Sweetheart

Back in the fifties, the Old Army maintained an R&R center in Garmisch, Germany.


The Man-Eating Tree

Our Special Forces detachment in Germany sent two teams of free fall military parachutists to teach that skill to the Jordanian Army. I was with them.


Moon Ship West of Ca Mau

"On one black night, ten of us lay in ambush on the fringe of a huge mangrove swamp."


Memorial Day Celebration Honors Ultimate Sacrifice

At Paradise Valley Estates, Memorial Day begins with a celebration honoring the many men and women who died serving our nation.


My Greek Holiday

"One evening while my crew was not on duty, we decided to do a little sightseeing on the island."


It Was 77 Years Ago

It was a beautiful Sunday morning in Hawaii until … it wasn’t. The new incoming B-17s should be arriving, but what were the strange sounds?

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