Browsing: Hero of the week

Lou Bacon 1944 The following is an excerpt from the Dedication inside my second cartoon book, The Rest of Broadside, published in 1998: A large part of the joy we feel in living comes from those with whom we live: our spouses, our friends and our families. I have been blessed with a wonderful, beautiful wife who, for reasons unclear to me, has allowed this cartoon hobby to continue for fourteen years. She brings me more happiness than I deserve. [Our little family has since grown to include another beauty – our happy and delightful daughter.] Like many of you,…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=674&v=vR3c6QTtwqo These few days in June represent two great battles in WWII – the Battle of Midway and the Normandy Invasion, better known as D-Day. It is special for my family because my father joined the Navy on June 6, and a few years later married my mother on the same date. This week gets me thinking about the sacrifices so many have made in serving our country, including the latest generation of warriors, some of whom are finding new purpose through the Wyakin Foundation. I enjoy watching the organization’s short videos from time to time to remind me that…

 A chapter closes on a 37 year Navy career and in the process, the Navy loses one of its best. Vice Admiral John Christenson is retiring today after giving the best years of his life to the Navy he loves. The son of a Navy pilot and a Navy nurse, he never wavered in his dream of following in their footsteps. And boy, did he ever. He accomplished so much – he was President of the Naval War College, commanded ships and a strike group, and served in increasingly challenging and important positions at sea, on shore and overseas.…

Today is Charity Tuesday (sometimes called Giving Tuesday), the day nonprofit organizations target for end-of-year donations. I believe in supporting those who work to benefit others, so please give generously (my recommended nonprofit is the Wyakin Foundation that serves wounded and injured vets). But another way to make a big difference is to click on this image and vote for Betty Mohlenbrock. I’ll tell you why in a minute. Once you get to the webpage, all you do is check the block next to her picture and you are done. If she gets the highest number of votes, her charity…

Dave Sutherland is an Army Colonel who retired about six years ago. He commanded the U.S. combat brigade in Diyala Province during the surge, then became an advocate for the troops and their families as a direct report to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. This is an excellent, upbeat article and quick read, and it gives you an idea of what those who served believe after the dust has settled and the uniform has been packed away. Click on the image.

This image was drawn the week after the 9/11 attacks on the request of a dear friend of mine who was stationed at the Pentagon. He told me that I had to do a good one, and although many could do better, I was satisfied with the results. There is resolve on the Sailor’s face because that is what the employees of the Pentagon showed by returning to work on 9/12 as the building was still burning. The day is seared in our brains. So much has happened since that terrible day. Young people are joining the military now who…

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