Ancient Mariners and Forgotten Soldiers
Updated Wednesday March 02, 2005
ARTICLES AND POEMS
Military Spouses By Paige Swiney - Often forgotten are our spouses in the grand scheme of things. Ms. Swiney certainly has captured the spirit of things in this article.
Away from Home at Christmas In Iraq By Sgt. Chris Fannin - Submiitted By Nita Ann Foraker - It is about a Marine but we'll fit it into Jack's Joint.
CGC DUANE Christmas 1958 - Ocean Station Charlie By Floyd Stormer Contributed By His Widow, Esther Stormer. Christmas 2004 - CWO Floyd Stormer put one of his best poetic efforts in this bit of doggerel.
A Marine's Night Before Christmas - Author Unknown
Rules For Gunfights - Author Unknown - Contributed by Bob Gaut
Replacements By Ron Coombs - An Army story written by a retired Coastie.
We Support You - An excellent slide show presentation - DO NOT attempt to access this site with a dial up modem (LINK)
Petty Officer Nathan Bruckenthal - By Rob Morrison - ©Northport Observer. The first Coast Guardsman lost in the Second Iraq War. - An Article.
Ann Margaret - Author Unknown - All of the stars that visited Viet Nam in the sixties were not like Jane Fonda.
The Sands Of Christmas By Michael Marks - A poem reflecting on the Iraqi War and the Christmas Season
The Soldiers Night Before Christmas By Major Bruce W. Lovely and Other Seasonal Poems.
A Soldier Died Today - ©Lawrence Vaincourt - [474 words] - Reproduced By Permission. This is consistently one of the most popular pages posted on Jack's Joint and is brought to the forefront of the site in honor of Veteran's Day, 2003.
The Fourth Of July - LINK
The Pledge of Allegiance From a Speech By Senator John McCain
Spacious Skies Of The Columbia Shuttle By Bob Gaut - A Tribute to the lost souls of the Columbia Space Shuttle.
A Soldier's Christmas - Michael Marks - We can recognize the Army once in awhile.. An excellent poem.
The Veteran - Anonymous Submitted by Tom Serres - A tribute.
You Worry Me! - Author Unknown
Two Thousand One Nine Eleven - Author Unknown - Poem
Go For Broke is the story of Senator Daniel K. Inouye's experiences during World War II. -- Condensed from his book Journey to Washington. (Link to his website)
The Men With The Pin - The U.S. Submarine Combat Patrol Pin By Bob "Dex" Armstrong
September 11 2001 - Read This Poetic Tribute.
Terror Strikes by Bob Gaut - A poem dedicated to the USS Cole
Our Flag by Tom Adkins – LINK to Sky Angel’s site
D Day Museum By Bob Gaut – [120 words] Our New Orlean’s Poet Laureate (in waiting)strikes at the heart again.
Forgotten Fighter by James Kisner
One Man's Tribute to World War II Veterans By Harry R. Carter, Ph.D., MIFireE
The Meaning of Memorial Day by Fred Langston - [427 words]
GI Joe: Man of the 20th Century By Linda D. Kozaryn -American Forces Press Service – [1153 words] - Reprinted from the DOD DefenseLink Website
Glittering Misery - Nancy Hendrickson describes the lives of Army officers’ wives on the frontier – Link to the History Magazine.
Tommy - Rudyard Kipling - [468 words] This poem is so applicable to the peacetime military service that it should be brought to the front and read again. The more things change, the more they stay the same.
Reflections by William James Kibler ©1999 – A complete book of prose and poetry by a survivor of PBY action in the South Pacific during the big war. He had to ride one into the drink during one action.
It Certainly Wasn't Fun, But...... by A Retired Marine Colonel – [2800 words] - There's an awful lot of wisdom here; read on. These words were spoken "extemporaneously" and recorded at an informal farewell for a retiring Marine Colonel.
A Heartfelt Letter To All Veterans by Michael D. D'Andria, ALLVETS INC
The Famous Patton Speech - by Charles M. Province -[2149 words] - The uncut, original Patton speech that was shown in the motion picture, Patton, starring George Scott. This speech has not been sanitized.
A Soldier Died Today - ©1985 A. Lawrence Vaincourt - [474 words]
P.T.S. From Vietnam - ©1997 by Dolly Juhlin - [536 words] - This poem is for all Vietnam veterans.
TAPS – Contributed by Ray Wells –[359 words] - A few words about how the playing of Taps at military funerals came about. Applicable to all services.
LOTS OF LINKS
After Battery - Dozens of 'Dex' Armstrong's salty, well written
submarine tales. Take some time to investigate these pages.
All Nautical's Other Ports - Lots of links to lots of places we never
heard of. Take a few minutes and explore it.
Comrades And Colleagues - Search for comrades and colleagues from the
Armed Forces; find your forces friends online now... Our database holds
thousands of military units from Armed Forces around the world, including
the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, Royal Fleet Auxiliary, Royal
Australian Navy, Australian Army, Royal Australian Air Force, Royal New
Zealand Navy, New Zealand Army, Royal New Zealand Air Force,
Canadian Navy, Army and Air Force, and much more.
Dutch Submarine HR. MS. Potvis S804 Home Page (Turn on your sound)
G.I Memories Harry Meekins US Air Force (Retired) maintains
a veterans information interchange on the internet entitled
'G. I. Memories'. It is a compilation of links to veteran's pages and
sites that may be of interest to veterans.
It's The Veteran - Really well put together U.S. Marine Site
The Kitchen Table Gang - Help the Vets in VA Hospitals.
Michelle Malkin - LINK - She is a good writer, check out her web page.
The Military Advisor - 5000 Military and Direct Links
Military Connections - Military Reunions - Get connected with your friends.
MOAA - Military Officers Association of America Website
Navy Compass - San Diego Navy Newspaper.
Sea Stories from the Bosun's Locker. A collection of short stories written by a retired Navy Boatswain's Mate.
Special Forces Search Engine - You'll find it here.
USA Flag Site - The Home Of All Things Patriotic.
USS Des MOINES -Milwaukee - USS Des Moines Historic Naval Ship Project
VA Mortgage Site - A Commercial site helpful to veterans.
Veterans Loans - Loans To Veterans
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