My Stories

Long ago, my brothers and I asked our Parents write their stories. They only wrote a few, but those few are cherished by the family as classics of Neel and Lee family History.

Like most old men I have met, I have stories that I love to tell. The older I get, the narratives may have changed, names have been forgotten, and, perhaps, a bit of embellishment has crept in.

I have decided to tell a few of my favorites here. They will never be classics of family history, but maybe my kids or grandkids will, one day, be interested.

For the causal readers of these tall tales, fish stories, and memories--enjoy the comedy that has been my life. It has been great fun.




Mandolin Rain



Too Young to Drive

Chief Pin Cushion and Beaker Washer

Don't Come Home Tonight

Motion Man

The Cult

No No-Gos

Kitchen Patrol

A Soldier's 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 Degrees Below Zero


A Stranger in a Strange Land

John's On The Bus

The Sheep Swatters

E's Playground

A War Song

The Girl in Barracks

Broken Knife

Osko, I Gotta Go

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

To Do

How Decisions Changed the Course of My Life, 1971-now (Working)

Best Job in the World: Virginia Mil, Corps and Institute Sergeant Major, 2001-2018

Big Foot: The Swamps of Florida, 1982

Not Tonight, Kato: The Running battle with Pigg

OK, Colonel, You Load The Boat: Izmir to Tekirdag by LST, Fall 1985

France: 50th Anniversary of D-Day, 1994

The Hairy Sapper: Fiscus vs. the Coati Mundi

Bess (Roush 05-0477): The Car that Saved American Muscle

The Keddis