Veterans Day, A Day to Honor Those Who Served

Veterans Day, A Day to Honor Those Who Served

You are invited to Transylvania County’s Veterans Day Observance to honor all veterans on Thursday, November 11 at 11:00 AM in front of the museum (next to the Transylvania County Courthouse) at 21 East Main Street in Brevard. The keynote speaker will be Ken Corn, a...
One Fires, We All Fire Part 2

One Fires, We All Fire Part 2

Above, Hallimore (standing, 2nd from left) with buddies   In part one, Hallimore described search & destroy missions, “bunker-busters,” and life in the Vietnam Delta. One Fires, We All FirePart 2by John Hallimore Our armament would typically...
One Fires, We All Fire Part 1

One Fires, We All Fire Part 1

One Fires, We All FirePart 1by John Hallimore Veteran’s Creative Writing Workshop,5th meeting February 24th, 2016 Having grown up during the 50s and 60s, I enjoyed watching TV westerns. I had a pretty good idea of what the typical cowboy ambush involved. There is a...
A Daring Night Rescue in  North Vietnam

A Daring Night Rescue in North Vietnam

An excerpt from “Welcome Home, Brother: Memoirs of Vietnam War Veterans” by Michel Robertson.   Lt. Cdr. Grady L. Jackson, senior Bombardier/Navigator assigned to VA-75, an attack squadron of the US Navy known as the Sunday Punchers, arrived in Vietnam’s Tonkin Gulf...