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February 28, 2024

The American Teen Who Became a World War II Hero (magazine article from London)

The American. magazine is a British publication for ex-pats. In their January-February 2024 issue, they ran an article about my father’s WWII exploits and heroics that I […]
February 27, 2024

February 27, 1944 – Dad writes home from Anzio

From February 23-28, the 3rd Infantry Division continued to hold on to all positions and the usual aggressive patrolling was carried out. … The enemy was […]
February 26, 2024

My “Ask Dr. Walt” column in Today’s Christian Living on Acupuncture, Cooking Oils, and Vitamin Water

I enjoy being penning a bi-monthly column for the readers of Today’s Christian Living magazine. I forgot to post the September 2023 issue where I addressed Acupuncture, […]
February 24, 2024

February 24, 1944 – A teenage WWII hero’s men comment of their first days on the front-line in war

Young men made many many discoveries in the first few days of combat, about war, about themselves, and about others on the front line in World […]
February 23, 2024

February 23, 1944 – A teenage WWII hero’s faces his first death on the front line at Anzio

The following night in shivering rain, Phil accompanied his men in his A&P platoon on his first mission to the front lines in World War II: […]
February 22, 2024

February 22, 1944 – A teenage WWII hero meets his A&P platoon

Ross Calvert, Phil’s good friend from Officer Candidate School two years before, walked him into the building, where Phil’s men rose to attention. “At ease!” Ross […]
February 21, 2024

February 21, 1944 – A teenage WWII hero arrives at his new battalion on Anzio

In the middle of February, the weather turned rainy, and the wind was sharp and ice-cold. Phil and the other men were a miserable bunch, and […]
February 20, 2024

February 20, 1944 – A teenage WWII hero arrives at his new unit on Anzio

Phil was one of 182 men (17 officers and 165 enlisted men, including men returning from the hospital) who received slips indicating they would be replacements […]
September 25, 2019

Do not be afraid, I am your shield, your very great reward

I am a worm and not a man, scorned by everyone, despised by the people. … I am poor and needy. … I am a foreigner […]
September 30, 2019

List my tears on your scroll—are they not in your record?

Record my misery. … I served the Lord with great humility and with tears. … My eyes pour out tears to God. … Streams of tears […]
October 26, 2019

He is the Maker of heaven and earth

He is the Maker of … the sea, and everything in them—he remains faithful forever.
February 27, 2020

The Fruit of the Spirit is … Peace – 4

“Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be […]
March 7, 2020

Clothe Yourselves

“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that […]
March 9, 2020

One Another – 1

He wrote them to observe the days as days of feasting and joy and giving presents of food to one another and gifts to the poor.