Winner Of The Losers

One man's life experiences and lessons


In the United State, we often refer to Capt Kelly and the millions of Americans who served during WWII are part of the “greatest generation”. The “greatest generation” because of the sacrifices they gave over the 4 long years to defeat both Japan and Germany to regain freedom for the free world.


VETERAN’S DAY / REMEMBRANCE DAY Thank You All Veterans! It is Veteran’s Day in the United States (most other countries call it Remembrance Day or Armistice Day or Poppy Day).  Prior to the Korean War, the United States called this day Armistice Day). Ceremonies are held worldwide at the 11 hour, on the 11th day […]


WOODY’s WWII MILITARY SERVICE AND USO TOURS DURING VIETNAM   Lt. Commander Wayne Woodrow Hayes of the United States Navy in 1944   Yes, Woody is known for his coaching, but many do not know of his military service during World War II. Woody enlisted in the United States Navy in July 1941, eventually rising […]


LIFE IS NOT FAIR.    Life is NOT fair.  The sooner you accept that, the sooner you can enjoy life.     – Raymond Edgar Dourlet LaBenne   That is pretty close to what my Dad would tell me growing up (and more then once).  Now I actually love this line.  It is an absolute classic.  […]


  MY DAD WAS A 5 STAR GENERAL   Growing up, my best friend was Bill Harnesberger.  He lived next door and we did everything together.  One day I found my Dad’s Army Air Corps uniforms from World War II in the attic.  Bill’s Dad had served in the Air Force as well in the […]


PHILMONT GRACE For food, for raiment For life, for opportunity For friendship and fellowship We thank thee, O Lord. Amen. The Traditional Grace used at Philmont Scout Ranch, in New Mexico, is also known as the Wilderness Grace, or the Worth Ranch Grace. It is attributed to Jerry Fulkerson from the Worth Ranch Scout Camp […]


My “Tour” Hat Collection   From June 1997 to June 1999, I served in Korea.  In the restrooms where Americans would frequent (ok mostly bars outside the military bases), there were various names that included the word “tour” (short for tour of duty), usually 12 months remote (which means without any dependents/family) or for some, […]


Growing up, I remember my Dad telling me stories about my Uncle Nelson Coyle and him going to the Notre Dame games. His favorite story was when they went by train from Toledo to Cleveland to see Notre Dame play. Notre Dame won a thrilling game and my Uncle Nelson had his own bottle of […]


  Diego Garcia is a tropical, footprint-shaped coral atoll located south of the equator in the central Indian Ocean. It is part of theBritish Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT). The atoll is approximately 1,970 nautical miles (3,650 km) east of the coast of Africa (at Tanzania), 967 nautical miles (1,790 km) south-southwest of the southern tip […]


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