Honoring and remembering one of a multitude of USA citizens whose deeds and even their existence at one time is fading in the minds of the masses.
“A grave marker, flanked by both an American and French flag, rests in the Lincoln Memorial Cemetery in Springfield, Missouri. The name on the marker is Myrl Billings. Billings was a Springfield native African American who fought in World War I with the 369th Regiment of the New York National Guard. He was the only African American soldier from Springfield to receive the Croix de Guerre for gallantry in action during World War I.”
Read more at —–> Myrl Billings & The Harlem Hellfighters
Thanks to Google Books and the writers of the book; Missouri’s Black Heritage, I found the ONE picture of Myrl Billings revealed by a lengthy Web search. What a handsome young man!!!! He is the guy in the middle. I wish we knew the names of the two guys standing next to him.
I am guessing he was 19 or 20 in the picture. I was in the Navy at that age. I bet that the commonalities of the strangeness of military life resulted in similarities in our experiences despite the differences in army and navy lifestyles along with the many years’ difference between our lifetimes. Though things change some things remain the same… such as humans interacting with their environment, feeling fear, wonder, excitement and happiness.
Here is a video telling us about Mr. Billings:
“I tell ya, that school’s tough. It’s got the only school newspaper with it’s own obituary section.”
Thanks to “tankjr” for an awesome sentence worth placing in another spot to assist the masses in reading it.
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“Element Electronics Tuesday announced the grand opening and initial production of its new flat screen TV factory in Detroit.”
Excellent review of Element TVs
The moon is smart enough to scurry out of the way but is our planet getting out of the way?
Watch the gif below and determine for yourself if Earth just sits there.
(you may need to click the .gif to activate.)
Read the entire fascinating story and the source of the .gif at the link posted below;
“the 2011 encounter with Earth is the closest this space rock has come for at least the last 200 years. ” More here—-> Click Me
The Disgruntled One received permission to copy and paste the following essay.
Obtained from a post at the Iraq Veterans Against the War the original can be found at this link:
The very real possibility of a New American Revolution
Written by Joshua Church his biography follows his essay.
Herein lies a bevy of Considerable Cootishness of the Disgruntled variety.
Too many topics to mention so feel free to roam.
And… it’s FREE!!!
No cover charge.
What a deal, not easily surpassed even if the well-guarded gates and entry barriers to the USA gold repository at Fort Knox, KY were thrown open and the guards wandered off to do whatever guards do when wandering.
Perhaps plundering nearby donut shops?