For Gallantry in Action

My Mom wrote this six years ago, after my Dad discovered their 90-year old neighbor was a war hero who fought at Iwo Jima. The story wound up in the Baltimore Sun. I’m posting it today because soon, all our WWII veterans will be gone, just like the man my mother honored six years ago. But also, because I know with certainty, that somewhere on this Memorial Day, someone over 90 years of age – someone who did something heroic at a time when our country was in dire need of heroes – is sitting alone with their memories. Memories Read More

Mike’s Experience With Travis Mills

Say hi to Retired Staff Sargent Travis Mills, formerly of the 82nd Airborne, US Army. As you can see, Travis has undergone a few structural modifications, most visibly in the leg department. Likewise, his left arm is more machine than flesh, and though his right arm appears to be around my waist, it really isn’t. Like the rest of his limbs, it’s been missing in action for some time. I met Travis a few weeks ago in DC at The Science and Engineering Festival, and spent a half hour talking, mostly about Dirty Jobs. He wanted to tell me how Read More