Tuesday, December 15, 2015

American Shooting Journal ran my article about African American Marines in the battle of Iwo Jima in their December issue. This is the first time they have taken a non airgun article from me.

From 1922 to 1949 the U.S. Marine Corps trained 20,00 African American Marines, but in those years the USMC was a segregated force. White, and a few black, officers commanded units made up only of black Marines. They trained at a base segregated from the rest of the Marine Corps at Camp Montford Point, North Carolina. Three quarters of the Montford Point Marines went to the Pacific. On Saipan and Iwo Jima many saw fierce combat.

Today those Marines and their boot camp are symbols of courage and determination. A serving Sergeant in the Corps wrote to me, “ I would not have been who I am without their clearing the way for me. I am so grateful for their service”.

Montford Point Marine Association  http://www.montfordpointmarines.com/

American Shooting Journal  americanshooitngjournal.com


Sunday, December 6, 2015

Balin Update Sunday Dec 6

Balin had an ACL operation on Monday. he came home the next day and was a hapy to be home but very uncomfortable. Now he is stumping around the house like Long John Silver. He wants to play with the cats and go to feed the horses, but when we do get outside he poops out quick. I think he gets cold thru his shaved leg, Later after we get back in he sleeps, but looks toward the door each time I stand up.

He stays inside and gets full time supervision.

He'd do the same for Steph and I.


Thursday, December 3, 2015

Balin Update

Balin came through of the operation OK and we can pick him up tomorrow.