The Lost Badge Of Innocence

My family’s Appalachian experience is a composite of Catholic and Protestant steel foundry workers, circuit riders, train flagmen, coal miners and barons, lawyers, teachers, car salesmen, card sharks, and housewives. We are descendants of early American settlers, farmers, merchants, Revolutionary and Civil and Spanish-American War soldiers. We brokered steel, commanded Navy vessels, prosecuted rural crime, […]

On Purple Heart Day, We Thank Those Who Serve And Sacrifice Themselves

Bill Those other pictures and these were humped around the DMZ of South Vietnam during the monsoon season of 1967 and 1968. They got a little damp, but got me through. Family is important. May they help get you through your ‘monsoon season’. See you in November. Uncle Charlie, 9/23/93 You can read my memories […]