U.S. Navy "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas"

“I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” U.S. Navy-style

A friend shared this video with me of the U.S. Navy Band’s rendition of the Irving Berlin classic I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas… It brought cheer into my day and I hope it brings cheer into your day… Postscript: See below for an Irving Berlin-Reno divorce connection…   In August 1949, composer Irving Berlin and…

“The Dogs I’ve Known In 2 Wars” Book 1: Iraq

You might say Bill and I discovered Dennis R. Blocker II…In 2008, we asked Dennis to write the Foreword to our Pacific Express: The Critical Role of Military Logistics in World War II (BMC Publications, 2009). Pacific Express became our best seller and landed on the Marine Corps Commandant’s Professional Reading List on the subject of…

The Thanksgiving when no one showed up

Thanksgiving Day, 1985. For our first Thanksgiving in our new home in Incline Village, Nevada, Bill and I invited Bill’s ski cabin group, San Francisco friends who had been sharing a ski lease at Lake Tahoe for thirteen winters since 1972. Bill and I woke up on Thanksgiving morning to three feet of fresh snow…

Award-winning author Bill McGee launching "Operation Crossroads, Lest We Forget!" at the National Atomic Testing Museum, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2016

Veterans Day – A Day Late

To all military veterans or their children or grandchildren! You don’t have to be a celebrity to write your military memoirs. Preserving your stories about your military service is a priceless gift for your family…but sometimes it takes a checklist to get started. Your free copy of award-winning military historian Bill McGee’s two-page “How To…