Freedom isn't free.

So on Monday, Jake, Matt and I went to OSU to see a lecture from Sgt. Don Malarkey. If any of you don't know who he is, he was one of the members of Easy company 1st of the 506th infantry. A regiment of the 101st airborne division during WWII. This is the company that Stephen Ambrose's book Band of Brothers was based upon. Well some of these guys are still alive, and I was fortunate enough to be in a room with greatness Monday night. It really was humbling. Sgt. Malarkey is from Astoria, Oregon, and currently resides in Salem. He basically recanted some tales from the war, not much combat details, but told great stories about friends, training, and true heroism. I am really glad that I was able to see this man in person, and hear him speak. He was actually pretty funny, and managed to make fun of the French, and scold the Brits for Operation Market Garden. The topic of the lecture was Freedom Isn't Free. He didn't go into too much detail, and I don't think he really had too. If you have not seen the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, you are missing out on an amazing story, not to mention one of the best pieces of film ever, in my humble opinion. Anyway, since it is way late, I am going to end here, if you want to know more about the lecture, just ask me, Jake, or Matt.

I can't take it anymore!

OK, I swear I will write the next installment soon. I was in a really non-writing mood for the lest several weeks, and I figured that if I was going to post anything on my Blog, it would be Foxholes 4. But, I can't take it any longer, and must post something on here. I don't have much going on this weekend, so I will try to write, or rewrite rather, the next episode. So look for it to be posted, probably Sunday night sometime. Thank you all for hanging in there while I went through a little period of writers block. Even though this story happened, it is a lot harder to write, especially in a way that makes it interesting, than it is to tell in a B.S. session.


Not quite foxholes yet

Please don't be mad. I am finishing writing it on Word now, and it honestly should be up this week. I had the same problem Steve did, and lost my entire story to the crappy bloggermonster.

SO I was reading Ted's posting about the stank foot contest, and was reminded of an equally putrid concept of a contest. The Gallon Challenge. By the way, Matt swears he would have no problem doing this.