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Iwo Jima: Part three

When Joe Rosenthal’s famous photograph of the flag raising on Mount Surabachi, Iwo Jima reached the White House, President Franklin Roosevelt was awestruck. He immediately sent out an order that…

Iwo Jima: Part two

This is a continuation of last week’s article entitled Iwo Jima that sketched the battle for Iwo Jima, from D-Day to day five, the day the American flag went up…

Iwo Jima

The fact that America’s conquest of the Island of Iwo Jima was in the month of March, and the HBO series, “Pacific” is now underway, led me to give an…

WWII battle of Iwo Jima

I believe the Japanese underestimated the United States when they pulled the surprise air attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. What they really did was cause every American’s blood to…

Watch your manners

Mind your manners. How many times have you heard that statement from a parent or school teacher? Many times, I am sure. Sometime in the past I read a book…

Before television

What did we do for entertainment before television? A good question, you might say. We did very well. I can assure you that there was plenty to do. First I’ll…

Middle school sports important to competing

As of late, you will notice that I have not only been covering sports for the Southwest Times as I usually do, but now I have been doing regular news…

More on the Ford story

The year 1924 was really the best year the Ford Motor Company experienced since Henry turned out his first car in 1896. In the year 1924 Ford sold over 1.7…

The Model T Ford

Before the end of the month of Oct. 2010, if I am lucky, I will celebrate my eighty-seventh year of life. Looking back, I think that is a long time.…

The Model T Ford

Before the end of the month of Oct. 2010, if I am lucky, I will celebrate my eighty-seventh year of life. Looking back, I think that is a long time.…