Thursday, June 6, 2019

D-Day 75th Anniversary

Remembering my favorite Uncle, Bob on this 75th Anniversary of D-Day. Just a teenager when drafted during WWII, Robert Whitlock trained for two months then was sent into the battle theater first in North Africa then in Italy serving in the 5th Army, 91st Infantry Division. His awards and decorations include EAME Theater Ribbon, three Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, Purple Heart, World War II Victory Ribbon, Distinguished Unit Badge. During his time in the war, he was wounded three times, airlifted to an Army hospital in Rome, then shipped back to the front each time. Thankful for him and the countless others whose lives were put on the line to protect us and preserve our freedom.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Goodbye, OBU

Goodbye, OBU. Thank you for ten years seven months of wonderful memories. Students, I am so proud of you and am anticipating watching and hearing of everything you will accomplish. Please stay in touch. Be men and women in the arena with faces marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strive valiantly... who know great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spend yourselves in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if you fail, at least you fail while daring greatly, so that your place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat (T.R.).