"Why, I’d like a pillow, sir." Also, 7 other things worth knowing today.
Vietnam prisoner of war stories are always stirring of the grit, pain and determination that these young men and officers had for a long period. We owe them everything.
On using the thumbs-up emoji - in American Sign Language the thumbs-up sign means OK or good job. So I often use it in email responses to co-workers, many of whom are either Deaf/hard of hearing or have family members who are.
Thanks for this story, Bill. The resourcefulness and resilience of POW's is an inspiration and example to us.
LOVE that story of Hegdahl, and the fact that song helped him to remember the names of all of those prisoners. It reminds me of when Potsy (Happy Days...yes, I'm old) remembered the parts of the human heart for an exam by putting it all in a song. Anyone remember, "pump, pump, pump your blood"?
I shed so many tears today after reading the article about Viet Nam
And human endurance. Do we still care about each other the way we did 50 years ago?
I am so very sad to think we do not!
Great story and of course well told! Thanks for writing Understandably -- makes my day first thing in the morning. I think about how many folks struggle but find a way to make their life and ours better. Keep up the great work Bill.
I will definitely keep using the thumbs-up emoji - and now especially with my Gen Z co-workers.
This is the last paragraph Stratton wrote at the end of this piece. I would love to believe that this is still true of our military members of all branches.
The Incredibly Stupid One," my personal hero, is the archetype of the innovative, resourceful and courageous American Sailor. These sailors are the products of the neighborhoods, churches, schools and families working together to produce individuals blessed with a sense of humor and the gift of freedom who can overcome any kind of odds. These sailors are tremendously loyal and devoted to their units and their leaders in their own private and personal ways. As long as we have The Doug’s of this world, our country will retain its freedoms.
What a story of sea survival and sharks (!)
Although I’ve never heard of Colleen Hoover before now, perhaps I will keep an eye out for her works and give it a read …
Will the Russians who are able to (re)Patriate themselves to Israel 🇮🇱 as a result of their heritage be required to learn and practice Judaism once there?
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