Memorial Day

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]
May 25, 2024

MEMORIAL DAY TRIBUTE – Teach you children and grandchildren well

Each Memorial Day weekend, one of my favorite tributes and reminders of what this holiday means comes from my friend, Gary Bauer. I hope his post […]
May 24, 2024

Day 9 — Our Scotland and Ireland Adventure

Now in Scotland, we on the second portion of our 20-day adventure in Great Britain and Ireland, a trip we’ve always hoped and dreamed we could […]
May 26, 2008

Remembering my Dad on Memorial Day

It wasn’t until after his death, in 2003, that my brothers and I learned of our father’s bravery and courage in World War II. Philip B. […]
May 25, 2009

I’ll ‘Never Forget’ My Dad, an American Hero – Memorial Day 2009

On this holiday weekend, as a country, we observe Memorial Day Day – which was first known as Decoration Day. It was meant to be a […]
May 31, 2010

A Memorial Day Remembrance: Major Philip B. Larimore, Jr.

This weekend, many of us will gather with family and friends for barbecues and picnics to celebrate Memorial Day, the unofficial kickoff to summer. But, at […]
May 29, 2011

Have a Safe Barbeque This Memorial Day

As grills around the country are fired up for Memorial Day, today and tomorrow, one food safety expert has advice on how to ensure your barbeque […]
May 27, 2022

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND TRIBUTE — The “Forgotten Front” of World War II

Here’s an Op-Ed that I submitted to a number of newspapers to run this Memorial Day weekend. I’m hopeful one or more will actually publish it. […]
May 25, 2024

MEMORIAL DAY TRIBUTE – Teach you children and grandchildren well

Each Memorial Day weekend, one of my favorite tributes and reminders of what this holiday means comes from my friend, Gary Bauer. I hope his post […]