While walking the hallowed ground of the beautiful National Cemetery at Ft Rosecrans earlier this summer, I came upon the final resting place of Lt General Edward Craig, USMC. Searching back to my Marine Corps history lessons of many years ago, I recalled that it was 62 years ago that Eddie Craig, and his 1st Provisional Marine Brigade, added their name to the long list of our nations’ heroes.
It was June of 1950 when President Harry Truman ordered United…Continue
Yesterday while showing my granddaughters around Pt Loma and the beautiful Ft Rosecran's National Cemetery, we came upon the resting place of Lt General Edward Craig, USMC. As I searched back through my Marine Corps history lessons of many years ago, I realized that it was 62 years ago this summer that then Brig Gen Eddie Craig and his First Provisional Marine Brigade sailed from San Diego to the Republic of Korea.
They were dispatched at the urgent request of Gen Douglas MacArthur…Continue
Leaving Coronado to return to our other home in Oklahoma is always a bittersweet experience. Leaving our beautiful island and our Coronado friends is sad, but we are always happy to return to our home and many friends in Norman. When people ask, "why do you ever come back from that beautiful place by the ocean?", I usually say something like "to see our friends and family and to trade earthquakes for tornadoes.
All that changed last night. As we prepared for bed in our Norman…Continue
As I sat on a bench the other morning looking down at the beach, I began to think of how many of our nation's heroes it must have seen over the years. Current day heroes are well represented by the young men in the BUDS classes on their morning run, along with the many other groups and individuals who pass by in the their Navy blue and yellow or Marine green from commands and units all over our beautiful island.
The other people on the beach that morning included…