Three Sons Lost in Less Than Two Years

By: Pat Austin SHREVEPORT -- It’s probably safe to say that Saving Private Ryan is all over your television menu this Memorial Day weekend.   It’s difficult to escape the endless rebroadcasts of the moving story of Private First Class James Francis Ryan lost behind enemy lines after the Normandy D-Day invasion and the ensuing quest … Continue reading Three Sons Lost in Less Than Two Years

Ryan-Murray Budget Deal: Reaching Compromise on the Backs of Military Retirees

by Linda Szugyi Last week, I mentioned how tough it is to opine on something that impacts me in a personal way.  In that post, the topic was the war in Afghanistan. This week, it is the budget war on the Hill. Sheesh. How do I objectively assess the Ryan-Murray budget deal, when it stands to cost thousands … Continue reading Ryan-Murray Budget Deal: Reaching Compromise on the Backs of Military Retirees

The Army Insider: Amazon book review

My review of The Army Insider Up Close and Personal Sergeant Major David Carden's autobiography is available at Amazon.com here. This is the first time I've ever reviewed a book where I had personal knowledge of the author and some of the events therein. A found a few minor errors but none that were earth … Continue reading The Army Insider: Amazon book review