Tagged: Military

Military Historical Tours

I would like to tell you about the Military Historical Tours organization of Woodbridge, Virginia.
Who is Military Historical Tours? They make this statement:
“We are the finest, custom-designed tour program for Veterans, Family Members, Historians, Educators or Students.” Believe it folks, they are.

For 25 years they have followed the vision of providing opportunities to visit battlefields of past conflicts. Their belief is — by visiting and learning about past battles, we can more fully understand the events surrounding those battles and understand how they connect us to the history of our nation and the world.

They want to help you travel to Vietnam, and preview the struggle of fighting in a dense jungle environment.

They want to help you tour the hills of Korea and learn about battle in sub-zero weather, and visit the trenches of World War I or hike past the hedgerows of Normandy.

They want to help you see famous battlefields of World War II’s “Pacific Campaign” like [Guam, Peleliu, Iwo Jima]; develop your own historical tour package for your friends and family.

MHT was founded by Colonel Warren Wiedhahn, USMC (Ret) — a Korean and Vietnam War Veteran — from his vision of providing fellow Veterans, their Families and Friends, Historians, Educators and Students alike, the opportunity to re-visit the battlefields of the past. Read more »

Thoughts on December 6th, and 7th.

Before 10:00 a.m. on the morning of December 6th of this year 2014, I called a cowboy friend of mine who lives in Texas and wished him a happy birthday. He was born on Dec. 6th 1941, a day before Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. So that this good man is not overwhelmed with a flood of phone calls, I’ll not mention his name. I do know that “Cowboy” is a highly decorated Vietnam veteran. That’s a conflict I had a part in – a very small part to be sure. But this is about the willingness to shed the blood, to experience the pain – for a greater purpose.

This thought reminded me of a quote that reads: “Only two forces have ever offered to die for you. 1. Jesus Christ, 2. The American G.I. One died for your soul, the other for your freedom.” British Prime Minister Tony Blair was credited with saying that in a speech, but according to Snopes.com, he didn’t say that. It came from an unknown internet forwarder who penned it. Nonetheless, I appreciated what seemed to me that morning of December 6th to indicate somewhat of a parallel. This is not a religious blog per se’ but my thoughts of the time are explained in the paragraphs to follow.

At 6:00 p.m. of the same day December 6th 2014 I attended a dedication ceremony of the Tabernacle in the Wilderness at the Leslie Hale teaching ministry in Tarpon Springs, Florida. More on that in a minute or so. It was the eve of Pearl Harbor Day. Read more »