WARRIOR’S RETURN By Timothy Ashby I saw my father last night. Mother had gone to bed, pleased that I was home again during one of my rare visits. Making myself comfortable in a frayed armchair, I opened a novel. Cocooned amid familiar books and musty furnishings, surrounded by silver frames displaying fading ancestors, I felt […]
Unsung D-Day Hero: Theodore Roosevelt Jr. Part Two.
Theodore “Ted” Roosevelt Junior – eldest son of President Teddy Roosevelt, was famous in his day for his bravery and heroism during both WWI and WWII, and his personal and political accomplishments between the wars. Now, however, his deeds are largely unknown. I hope to bring attention to this remarkable man. I relayed some of his […]
Unsung D-Day Hero: Theodore Roosevelt Jr. Part One.
Every member of the Allied forces on the Normandy beaches 70 years ago this June 6—“D-Day”– was heroic. One largely unknown hero was Theodore “Ted” Roosevelt Junior – eldest son of President Teddy Roosevelt. Born into privilege in 1887, Ted and his siblings were instilled with a commitment to public service. When World War I broke […]
DECEPTION IN WAR – CHURCHILL’S ‘BOY WIZARD’ R.V. JONES
World War II British physicist Reginald Victor Jones is recognized by the world’s intelligence services as the “Father of Electronic Warfare.” Yet he remains largely unknown to the general population. Jones, (29 September 1911-17 December 1997), was one of the main “wizards” of the secret war against Hitler. He pioneered technology to mystify, mislead and […]
Robert Smalls, Slave and Civil War Soldier: Real Hero Series
It always irritates me to hear people talk about sports figures as “heroes.” Such references cheapen the concept of heroism. Real heroes exhibit the qualities of exceptional bravery, selflessness, leadership and devotion to a cause. Most genuine heroes risk their lives to achieve worthy goals. They serve as examples in their own time and to […]