Twenty-four years ago, a man named Kevin Wisniewski showed up at the annual EAA airshow in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.  He stood out amongst the thousands of other people, because he was dressed as an officer from World War II.  Every piece of his gear was authentic, part of a lifelong collection.  He wondered around the displays of World War II planes in the show’s famed “Warbird Alley.”  People were enthralled with his outfit. … Read More

A cold, unfeeling marble stone That’s all there is for the soldier unknown Lost in a graveyard as big as the sea My love comes looking but won’t find me Because all I have is a white marble stone And all it says is “soldier unknown” I fought like the heroes, we were the same But I got no medal, they don’t even know my name I was just one body in… Read More

His is one of the most famous legends from the American Civil War.  His actions spawned a monument in Fredericksburg, Virginia, that still stands today.  His name is Richard Rowland Kirkland, and he is known as the Angel of Marye’s Heights. The story first appeared in the Charleston News and Courier in 1880.  Written by former Confederate General Joseph B. Kershaw, it goes something like this: The Battle of Fredericksburg, in particular… Read More

The Fremont Culture – Lost Tribe of Utah In Mid-May, I found myself back in beautiful Moab, Utah.  The state has a pull for me – the red rock canyons, the wide open fields, the deep blue skies and the snow-capped mountains.  Everywhere you look, it’s beautiful. This time, while hiking through the Arches National Park, I got to learn about another gem of Utah.  This one is harder to see amidst… Read More