My Stories
"If you've heard this story before, don't stop me, because I'd like to hear it again." ~ Groucho Marx

Like most Old soldiers, I love to tell stories.  With more time on my hands, I have begin to write them.

Jim, Don, and I asked our mother and father to write theirs.  Dad wrote a few and Mom wrote only one.  What they did write, we consider treasures of family history.

I wish I had taken notes, made videos, and taken more interest.  I wish I had asked my little brother Don to write his.  I didn't and that leaves me to do .  .  .  something.

Kady is helping me by typing Mom's story, Dad's stories, and Dad's WWII letters home from England.  I have asked Jim to write his.  This is a work in progress.  You can Read Them Here as I publish them.


Here are my stories, those I have told over the years and a few I may have never told, roughly in chronological order.


The Ufo


Mandolin rain



Too Young to Drive


Chief Pin Cushion and Bottle Washer

Don't Come Home Tonight

Motion Man

The Cult

No No-Gos


Soldier Names

Fishugh and Neely

A Photo Too Far

Meeting Kady

Under the Tennis Ball

Why I Don't Drive Chevys

Huggin' and Chalkin'

There's a BUG in My Ear

Forty Below

Fifty Pounds of C-4


Stranger in a Strange Land

John's on the Bus

Sheep Swatters

E's Playground

A War Song

The Girl in Barracks

Broken Knife

The Man in the Middle

Osko, I Gotta Go

Turk Coffee

The Maury River and Me

Boy, You Better Find that Dog

Horror at Sunrise

The Alarm Clock was Not Set Properly

I Used to Be

Cleaning the Barracks Lights

Not Racing Petty

The Little Things

Hot Butt

Wrestling the gods

Northern Ireland Medal

Notes to My Grandkids

The Kedis


My Three Rules





The Rifle

Little River




Para Reg

The Yard of Ale

USASMA (spit)


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