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February 16, 2024

February 16, 1944 – A teenage WWII hero’s future units pinned down on Anzio

On February 16, 1944, the Germans had completely surrounded the Allies that were pinned down on the Anzio Beachhead — which the men quickly named ‘The […]
February 15, 2024

February 15, 1944 – A teenage WWII hero ships out to Naples

In Oran, Phil was among 200 infantry lieutenants who boarded the Highland Queen, a small British steamer bound for Naples, Italy. He was part of a […]
February 13, 2024

February 13, 1944 – A teenage WWII hero rides a train to the war

Orders were issued for 1,000 men, including Phil, to board narrow-gauge railroad cars for a three-day train ride across Morocco and Algeria to Oran, a major […]
February 12, 2024

February 12, 1944 – A teenage WWII hero rides a famous Berber war horse in Morocco

Phil had written his mother about letting “a cute girl that I met near camp teach me French.” He also learned from her about a Moroccan […]
February 11, 2024

February 11, 1944 – A teenage WWII hero writes home from French Morocco

While Phil  and the thousands of replacements in camp with him waited in French Morocco for their assignments, the war waged in Europe without them. Phil […]
February 10, 2024

February 10, 1944 – A teenage WWII hero arrives in North Africa

On the Liberty Ship, 18-year-old, Phil Larimore, the youngest commissioned Army officer in World War II, stood on the deck and watched his homeland disappear over […]
February 9, 2024

My “Ask Dr. Walt” column in Today’s Christian Living on over-the-counter hearing aids and health risks from Wi-Fi routers

I enjoy writing a bi-monthly column for the readers of Today’s Christian Living magazine. In the January issue I address over-the-counter hearing aids, health risk from […]
February 7, 2024

Meet the Larimores (magazine article about our family)

Barb and I were honored to have been featured in the Northern Springs Living magazine in January.
November 6, 2009

TV watching is linked to aggression in kids. You think?

A new study confirms many others: the more TV a 3-year-old watches, the more likely he or she is to behave aggressively.
November 23, 2009

Daycare May Feed Your Kids’ TV Habit

According to a AP story, “Parents who thought their preschoolers were spending time in home-based day cares, taking naps, eating healthy snacks and learning to play […]
January 13, 2010

Time spent watching television may be linked to increased risk of death

The Wall Street Journal reports that there may be a link between the time an individual spends watching television and his or her risk of death, […]
June 4, 2010

More TV for toddlers equals school trouble later

Toddlers who watch too much TV may struggle in school later, with measurably lower scores in math, Canadian and U.S. researchers reported recently. Less surprisingly, children […]
June 23, 2010

Long-term harm seen with too much TV for toddlers

The more TV a toddler watches, the higher the likelihood they will do badly at school and have poor health at the age of 10, researchers […]
May 19, 2011

Too much TV increases cardiovascular risk for kids

In a number of previous blogs, I’ve warned you of the risks of too much TV for your kids. Now we have a new and far […]