Infamy Day Militaria
- Better that this happen now than under hostile fire. My boss from my old job doesn’t think missile defense will ever work, but that’s like saying man will never walk on the moon. It’s a statement that lacks foresight, that misunderestimates human potential.
- Thank God for men like Isaac Campbell Kidd and their fellow sailors, airmen, soldiers and marines they left behind 65 years ago today. I’ve never had the honor of meeting a Pearl Harbor survivor, but I hope I do before they all meet at their final muster. There is a bottle of fine alcohol that will be shared between the last two survivors – an 1882 cognac, according to my Commemorative issue of Life from 1991 – Le Cognac de la maison godet.
- There’s been lots of talk the past few days about how the Medal and other medals are not being awarded frequently or fast enough. I agree. There’s keeping up the integrity of the awards, and then there’s bureaucratic delay. Less of the latter, more of the former. There’s no excuse for having the Dunhams wait more than two years for their son to be recognized for what he is, and no reason for Rafael Peralta or Michael Monsoor to not join that esteemed rank.