A second-year cadet at West Point by the name of Dwight Eisenhower had worked his way on to the varsity football team. He was thinking about earning his varsity letter and the two more seasons of football ahead when it all came to an end in a game against Tufts University.
The recent story in the Kingsport Times News about a 4-year-old girl who walked away from Lincoln Elementary School reminded me of a story I heard this spring.
Last week’s column left Gen. Ambrose Burnside standing triumphantly in Blountville after his forces had driven the Rebels out. But what happened next?
This weekend is the Battle of Blountville Civil War reenactment at the Old Hawley Farm on 1173 Hawley Road, near the airport. In the past I have written much about the battle and the people of Blountville, but I have hardly touched on the Union general in overall command.
After my recent column about the movie “The Longest Day,” I received several nice messages from people who were interested in learning more about their own relatives who might have fought in D-Day as well as what was happening in the region at that time.
With the “D-Day 75th Anniversary” event hosted by A Walk in Their Boots taking place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park, I’ve been thinking about movies based on D-Day.
You don’t have to travel far to enjoy experiencing history. At the end of this month there will be a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself into World War II right here in the Tri-Cities.
After last week’s column, I’m sure every antique truck and car enthusiast was very unhappy with me. I could almost hear them. “Come on, Ned. How can you write about a cross-country convoy in 1919 and say nothing about the trucks?” This week’s column will fix that.
In August 1919, the United States Army was in the middle of a tough mission. So tough, in fact, that many expected it to fail.
Recently the American Battlefield Trust, one of the nation’s leading historic preservation and educational organizations, put together a project called “Brothers in Valor,” a special series on the Medal of Honor.