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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 […]
October 16, 2019

May your servant rejoice

We rejoice and delight in you. … I rejoice in your promise like one who finds great spoil. … I rejoice in following your statutes as […]
October 17, 2019

May my meditation be pleasing to him as I rejoice in the Lord

The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer […]
October 28, 2019

Set your heart on seeking God

Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
October 31, 2019

Does God pervert justice?

Does the Almighty pervert what is right?
November 7, 2019

The Father himself loves you because you have loved me

Put (your) hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. … May the Lord bless you from Zion, he who is the […]
November 30, 2019

Very truly I tell you, you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices

The Lord is righteous; he does no wrong. Every new day he does not fail.