← BACK TO VBC BLOG 30 Years After the Iraqi Scud Attack, I Still Count Myself Lucky by Rick Altman Rick Altman in Vietnam, 1966 Every February 25, I think of what might have been and am grateful. I served with the Marines
← BACK TO VBC BLOG Here’s the History of Yellow Ribbons, and It’s Stranger Than You Think Last week on the VBC Happy Hour, I speculated about the origins of yellow “Support the Troops” ribbons, which were much displayed in 1991 during the First Gulf War.
← BACK TO VBC BLOG I Saw First-Hand Why They Called General Schwarzkopf “Stormin’ Norman” by Brad Washabaugh, Colonel, USMC (ret) Norman Schwarzkopf photo from wikipedia.org Bright Star 89 was the dress rehearsal for Desert Storm conducted in the Oman desert in the summer
← BACK TO VBC BLOG VBC Vet Shares Hilarious Story About Drill Instructor Misunderstanding by James Lutz image from rallypoint.com In the summer of 1956, after completing six weeks of Basic Training at Lackland AFB, San Antonio, Texas, I was assigned to Scott Air
← BACK TO VBC BLOG Submarine Sailors Made History Thirty Years Ago. Tonight, on VBC Happy Hour, We Talk with Them. Image from wikipedia.org Desert Storm saw the largest assembly of war ships since WWII. You can find a list of them here. Yet,