Don’t Ask That Question

Don’t Ask That Question

Don’t Ask That Questionby John Hallimore Veteran’s Creative Writing Workshop 4th meeting, February 17th, 2016 Coming home from Vietnam to America amidst college sit-ins, peace protests, passionate political debate, and random cultural turmoil is not a fond memory. My...
Driving a Howitzer with The Big Red 1

Driving a Howitzer with The Big Red 1

Jimmy McKinney – Driving a Howitzer with The Big Red 1 By Michel Robertson North Carolina native Jimmy McKinney was working at a paper plant when he received his draft notice in May 1966. “I’d been married about three years, with no children. I preferred it to be me...
Flying a U-2C with the Canopy Open

Flying a U-2C with the Canopy Open

A Dubious Honor:Having Flown a U-2C with the Canopy Open by Richard “Duke” Woodhull One fine day in 1968, I accompanied a squadron mate of mine to Palmdale in a T-33, for the purpose of retrieving one of our U-2Cs that had been loaned to another...
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...