The Mysteries of Life and Death

My short extraordinary friendship with Malvin Vigneault began over half a century ago when some obscure clerk cut orders for two basic training graduates from Ft. Benning to satisfy a manpower need in I Company. Friendship is, in the end, inexplicable. It starts...

A Toast of Gratitude

As dusk approached on 9 January 1945 on an exposed hill near Tillet, while Tiger tanks rumbled toward us with machine guns and 88s firing, T/Sgt. James Baker, Pfc. Truman Franklin, Pfc. Gene Richards, Pvt. Sam Boccadutri, and I, Pfc. Robert Renfrow of G Company,...