Tag Archives: Chuck Lowe
The cable news networks, are like expectant, proud fathers… They’re poised to deliver their newest, 24/7 news cycle baby. After a fervent, profound and dire opening statement from Senator Mark Warner – in his best baritone – concerning the possibility of … Continue reading
I don’t really get this Pokemon thing… But here is a picture taken yesterday at 6:45 a.m. of Pokemon players in the West Bottoms waiting to get into some building. It looks like there’s a cop there. Jesus. I read a … Continue reading
It went down 70 years ago, on December 5, 1945… Three months after the signature end of World War II, five TBF Avengers Torpedo Bombers thundered down the runway of the Naval Air Station in Ft. Lauderdale and lifted into the air for … Continue reading
I asked Hearne if I could pen this tribute to my Grandfather and Father, and to your families Military Veterans living and dead on this Memorial Day.
This is their story.
Ninety- five years ago on May 26th, 1917, my Grandfather Charles, a Marine disembarked in France to win the war "over there". Some 20 days later, he found himself in a charnel house known as Belleau Woods. Sustaining machine gun wounds in the stomache and mustard gassed, his full measure of devotion, was brief and bloody, although he survived his wounds until after the war. Descriptions of the battle seem, to me, understated in view of the astonishing casualties.