Category Archives: Foreign Correspondence

Another Post From My Son

(Ed. Note: My son sent me this commentary on an article he read in USA Today. It gives a soldier's eye view of the article. Regular readers know he is in the Army Reserve and has completed two tours of duty … Continue reading

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Foreign Correspondence – Odds And Ends Edition

My son sent the following to me in an email to post today. I've been kind of busy battling computers (I'm winning, but just barely) so haven't really been posting at the usual insane pace. I'll let my son take … Continue reading

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Grassroots Support

[My son sent me an email to be posted here. I will not link to the site he describes for rather obvious reasons.] Hello fellow readers of the Boulevard. Many apologies for the lack of posts in the past several months. … Continue reading

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The Revolution Will Be Live Blogged

< ?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> < !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd"> One of my long-time commenters here at Blue Crab Boulevard, Roland Hesz, happens to live in Budapest, Hungary. With the reports of demonstrations and whatnot, I offered to … Continue reading

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Waxing Poetic About The Buffalo Bills

My son sends along a non-political item that he asked me to post. A remembrance of teams past, if you will. Enjoy. It's something I was born into. Sundays in the fall were for watching Buffalo Bills games. I remember … Continue reading

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An American Soldier’s Perspective On Israel

Some Perspective from my son, serving in Iraq. Except for a few sideways references in the past couple of weeks, I've remained pretty quiet about the current situation in Lebanon. I figured it was time I put my two cents … Continue reading

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Something Small / Something Big

My son, serving his second tour in Iraq, just sent in this post that he wanted me to share. Last night I wrote an email to my father about the situation in the Middle East. For the past several months, … Continue reading

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Letter From A Marine

Bruce Kesler has a post up about a letter from a Marine currently in Fallujah. The letter was sent to the Marine's hometown paper, the Ridgefield Press, and is published there. My primary concern is the assertion that these individuals … Continue reading

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Memorium

Sarge Just sent this: It's been a little while since I've posted here, but Friday night all the things in the world news that I'd been planning to write about suddenly became completely unimportant. Friday night a soldier from my … Continue reading

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Backlash And Endangering The Troops

The second Post of the email I received from Sarge is about backlash from media reporting. This week's news cycle seems to focus on a single issue: will the word "Haditha" become the new buzzword for U.S. war crimes? I was in … Continue reading

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A Soldier’s View

I received an email today from Sarge and am posting it as two seprarate posts. This is the first one and discusses Haditha from a soldier's perspective.  I'll be honest: this morning is the first time I've heard about this incident … Continue reading

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Letter From Iraq

A while back I wrote about "seeing the elephant", an old phrase that has been used for many years to describe people who have seen war close up. In it, I wrote: No, unless you have seen the elephant, the … Continue reading

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Phone Call From Iraq

This morning I received a call from my son. He tells me his unit has been running almost continuous missions since he's been in country. Obviously he could not tell me where he has been traveling. We had a really … Continue reading

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A Long Chat

I got a long call from my son in Iraq last night. We talked about a lot of things and had a really good visit. I always feel better after we've been able to talk. He's (rightfully) spending more effort … Continue reading

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You Have Got To Be Kidding Me

A company that supplies electronic voting machines to states here in the US is owned and operated by Venezuelans with apparent ties to the Chavez government. Now while I am not particularly concerned with foreign investment in this country, I … Continue reading

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