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On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Fliegerhorst 2017   The old Fliegerhorst Kaserne of World War II is becoming a modern housing complex.  Based on the construction activity seen on the most recent Google Earth satellite photos, the old military barracks...

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  On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   The New Fliegerhorst   The old Fliegerhorst Kaserne of World War II is becoming a modern housing complex.  Based on the construction activity seen on the most recent Google Earth satellite photos, the old...

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I don’t know if JJ Ryder is still alive and I’m not sure he ever made it back from Viet Nam. I hardly knew him except for being thrown into a situation where he needed me to be the A-gunner for his 106 recoilless rifle for about 15 terrifying minutes....

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I received an incredible email that was so emotionally powerful I thought I'd recreate it here in by story blog. Hopefully, others will share this because it says it all.  REMEMBER THIS! It is the  VETERAN,   not the preacher,   who has given us freedom of religion.    It is  the VETERAN, ...

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I've been interested in aviation all my life. My dad was a pilot, and I grew up in a house with a basement full of airplane parts, since he also restored one airplane and built another. We had books and magazines about flying and took annual trips to Oshkosh to...

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There have been Carrikers in America since before the American Revolution.  The roots of the Carriker family tree are rooted in soil that is solidly German and they reach all the way back to the Black Forest region of Germany, which was once called “The Palatinate.”  The original American Carriker...

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April 1, 1944 14,900 feet over the English Channel and climbing                Sunlight suddenly brightened the interior of the bomber. After what seemed like hours of climbing through the wet murky clouds of springtime England they had broken out into scattered sunshine. There were still wisps, patches, and sometimes full-blown...

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409th Bomb Squadron 93rd Bomb Group Hardwick Army Air Base Somewhere in England   April 1, 1944             Lieutenant Ed Robbins sat with his head cocked to one side listening intently to the thunder of the two big Pratt & Whitney radial engines out on the wing to his left....

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    SO BRIEFLY AN EAGLE     PREFACE               Since I was only ten years old when he gave his life for his country my memories of my brother Rudy during his early years are part reality, part myth, and part stories I was told about him by...

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Six weeks after our wedding, the elementary and high schools at Waldo, Kansas were dismissed for the summer.  It had been a busy time with Solo and Ensemble Music Contest, finishing the paper drives in order to purchase new band uniforms, performing the 'Pomp and Circumstance' music for high school...

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On the road…again!!! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek TDY Getting out of the house once in a while is a desire that resembles an itch. Most people get that itch to travel on occasion, and soldiers confined to a military bases are no different. ...

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The Army  The Choice After graduation from El Molino High School in Forestville, California, I joined the United States Army. It was in the middle of the Vietnam War and all young men were subject to the draft. I thought that I would avoid the possibility of being drafted and...

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On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Rides On The Wild Side   As he emerged from a dream and lay beneath the cozy flannel sheet, the Footloose Forester started to brew his next chronicle about flying and flying machines.  After many...

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The Rhine River Froze Over Posted by Dick Pellek on Friday, 01 June 2012 in Military/Veteran History   On the road …again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   The Rhine Freezes Over   There are times when you and those around you are not...
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On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek                                            Those Untold Secrets             Every month Legacy Stories encourages members...

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During World War II, four cousins from my father's side of the family and an uncle and two cousins from my mother's side of the family served in the military. Can you imagine that my paternal grandparents, Sam and Sylvania Chatham had four grandsons serving in the armed forces at...

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While serving in the Navy, one of my assignments took me to Jedda, Saudi Arabia, near the Red Sea.  I was the detachment Aircraft Maintenance Officer and we were housed in a beautiful local hotel on one of the upper floors.  We would leave very early in the morning and...

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On the road …again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Time Now To Burn Another American Flag   There were a few times that his neighbors had seen him burning an American flag in the back yard and probably were wondering what he was...

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On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   There Is No “I” In Team   Funny how sometimes the choice of a default template from which to begin a chronicle turns out to be a common thread that stitches other stories together. The...

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I received my annual letter from my older brother, Jim, today. With the best of intentions he makes me cry every year because he takes the time to really think about his words. Jim is the tallest and oldest in this picture. This year was no different. He cares so...