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May 28, 2024

May 28, 1944 — Fierce fighting on the road to Rome

On May 28, 1944, the regiment received 525 enlisted replacements and twelve new officers, each battalion getting 150 to 200 new men.[1]
May 27, 2024

Day 12 — Our Ireland Adventure

We arrived today in Northern Ireland, for the third and shortest portion of our 20-day adventure in Great Britain and Ireland, a trip we’ve always hoped […]
May 27, 2024

May 27, 1944 — A brief rest allows Phil to write home

Phil’s 30th Infantry moved but little during the 27th. The r3d Battalion moved its defensive position 1000 yards further west to close a gap between the […]
May 26, 2024

Day 11 — Our Scotland and Ireland Adventure

Our last full day in Scotland is in the books, and tomorrow we’ll be finishing the second portion of our 20-day adventure in Great Britain and […]
May 26, 2024

May 26, 1944 — A deadly mistake by US pilots costs over 100 casualties on the road to Rome

The morning of May 26 marked the beginning of the Division’s rapid pursuit of the enemy after German defenses around Cisterna crumbled. Following the night of […]
May 26, 2024

MEMORIAL DAY TRIBUTE – The “Forgotten Front” of WWII

Inspired by a war-scarred field of bright red poppies that he saw in the spring of 1915, Canadian Soldier Lt. Col. John McCrae wrote the powerful […]
May 25, 2024

Day 10 — Our Scotland and Ireland Adventure

We’re close to finishing our time in Scotland, the second portion of our 20-day adventure in Great Britain and Ireland, a trip we’ve always hoped and […]
May 25, 2024

May 25, 1944 — Phil and his men continue toward Rome

The 30th Infantry had no time to rest and lick its wounds. Phil and his men pressed their advantage and continued to move toward Rome.[1]
December 20, 2010

A Christmas story – Part 1

My most popular books, at least based upon sales and letters, are the Bryson City series. The series includes: Bryson City Tales: Stories of a Doctor’s First […]
December 22, 2010

A Christmas story – Part 2

Last time, I began a Christmas story that came from my book Bryson City Seasons. Here’s the second of three parts. I hope it will be […]
December 24, 2010

A Christmas story – Part 3

Monday, I began a Christmas story that came from my book Bryson City Seasons. Part 2 was posted Wednesday. Here’s the last of three parts. I hope […]
December 12, 2022

Families can find joy in pared-down, simpler holidays

The stock market has sunk. Your retirement account is evaporating. Political discord dominates the news. Joy to the world? It’s that glorious time of year, but […]
December 17, 2023

If the origin of Christmas is “pagan,” should Christians celebrate the holiday?

As we approach the Christmas holiday, Christians will often be challenged by those who note the “pagan” origin of Christmas. As a result, some Christians believe […]
December 20, 2023

A Wonderful Christmas Story – Part 1

My most popular books, at least based on sales and letters, are the Bryson City series. In the second book in this series, Bryson City Seasons, I […]