Honoring the Greatest Generation and Preserving the Past

On December 7, 1941, the USS Arizona and the USS Vestal floated side-by-side when the first planes of the Japanese Empire came into view and started strafing, bombing, and torpedoing Continue Reading →

Unknown But Not Unsung Hero From December 7th Finally Recognized

On December 7, 1941, Chief Boatswain’s Mate Joseph Leon George was serving on the repair ship, USS Vestal, which was moored inboard to the USS Arizona at Ford Island. The Continue Reading →

Upcoming Pearl Harbor Trip and Update on my Writing Journey

In December 2016, I made the trip to the island of Oahu in the state of Hawaii and participated in the Seventy-Fifth Commemoration of the Attack on Pearl Harbor by Continue Reading →

Belmont Hero of the Greatest Generation – James ‘Red’ Joye

I sat down with Red Joye on April 11, 2015, and had a conversation about his life growing up in Belmont and serving with the 34th Infantry Division in the Continue Reading →

Belmont Historical Society and a Brief History of Belmont

Many of you know how much I admired Bobby Brown, but few know the impact that he had on the community of Belmont through his devotion to the foundation of Continue Reading →