Month: May 2022

  • There’s much to remember on this memorial day.

    Yes it’s about our departed fallen brothers and sisters in the military. Yes it’s about the gold star families that carry on somehow, even without them. Yes, it truly should also be about the world we all work to try to build on their sacrifice. Because “the dead are the only ones who have seen…

  • Chris Hrbek

    Chris Hrbek was almost always smiling. In combat he was a competent and caring leader. He was killed by a secondary IED when he dismounted his MRAP to check on his team in other vehicles after the primary IED exploded. A week earlier we were at a compound right by the strike location Then, he…

  • Chili Palmer

    This is Chili. I’ve written about him before among others. This is Chili. I didn’t  see LtCol Benjamin “Chili” Palmer smile often. But we all knew beneath his professional veneer he cared about his team. He meant so much to the team that we changed our official callsign to “Chili” in his honor. We were…

  • Disney and Covid

    We’re doing pretty well on the whole. We all seem to have recovered from our bouts with COVID, most likely. We will keep our eyes out for the possibility of longer lasting effects but so far we seem to have recovered well. This is a big relief, especially for our two year old. Of course,…