Thoughts from a couple weeks in Mexico:1. No homelessness 2. No crime 3. Prices 1/3 of the US 4. Chill people 5. Perfect weather 6. Expats are over-the-moon happy 7. Food healthy and fresh 8. The whole city smells great
Parisian Family Office, CEO. Began Wall Street, 1982. Founded investment firm, CHIPPEWA PARTNERS, Native American Advisors. Active Trader. White Earth Chippewa Tribal member. Was NYSE/FINRA arb. Conservative, raised on Great Plains reservations. Pureblood, clot-shot free. In a world elevated on a dopamine binge, this is his take! Written from MT Ghost Ranch on the Yellowstone River, TN farm Pamelot or San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, CASA TULE'. Always been, will always be, an optimist.
Tuesday, December 27, 2022
Thursday, December 15, 2022
I learned long ago that one should always invest in people. When you have the right people, the right product follows!
Monday, November 28, 2022
It defies logic but I don't make the laws. Having spent a large portion of my youth in Montana working on a large cattle ranch, (starting pay was $200 per month, working 6 days per week) I am familiar with mule deer. I have been after them now for about 55 years if memory serves. My first muley was in the "breaks" of North Dakota off of Hwy 22, north of Killdeer and south of Lost Bridge on the Little Missouri River. Open sighted Model 94 .30-.30. Went down on the 5th shot, I was a tad excited, been hooked ever since.
Fast forward to the fall of 2022.
The simple reason I hunted Colorado this year was because I wasn't able to draw a buck deer or antelope tag in Montana where I own a ranch. No elk or buck deer tag this year in Montana for Dean Parisian besides two whitetail doe tags which were filled.
Last year my sons had a successful hunt in Colorado and by successful I don't mean just filling their tags. We had a great time, met new friends, lots of laughs, hard work, ups-n-downs, good chow, great lodging, all in all, a great trip with the added plus of tipping over a couple of beautiful bucks. You can read about it here, just click on this link.
In Montana, the Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks crowd are beholden to state legislators, MOGA (Montana Outfitters & Guides Association) and some very large landowners. Their crowing about adaptive harvest management and referencing the benchmark long-term averages pales in comparison to what Colorado does to manage their deer herds.
In Region 7 where my ranch is located on a couple miles of the Yellowstone River, mule deer numbers are dismal. Down and trending lower. In 2020 which was just 700 days ago they issued 11,000 mule deer B tags which invariably means doe tags though they give little regard to the simple fact that half of the fawns killed are buck fawns. A year ago MT issued 5,500 B tags in Region 7 and this year only 3,000.
Deer management by the seat of your pants is what I call it.
Running a season for 6 weeks into the rut is ridiculous but what do I know about managing mule deer? The last mule deer seen on my ranch was in 2018, killed by a shooter who I confronted trespassing on my property gutting it out. The resource is suffering and what is in place today has to end. The usual call to simply "follow-the-money" is a beautiful place to start in setting seasons in Montana. Call me out, debate me, phone me up personally if you think different but you know it's true. The years of pandering to the crowds of hunters, hotel owners, cafe owners, FWP personnel, outfitters, guides, gas stations owners, the gun lobby, the archery lobby, the muzzleloader lobby, the cartridge manufacturers, and on and on and on it goes. The resource is dealing with drought to their feed, hunting pressure, disease, predators, browse, water and on and on and on.
Not certain about what a bad winter might do to the Montana herds but the proverbial good old days are here today and it is not a promising future over the short term.
I was blessed with good eyesight and am usually capable of turning up a good buck when I need to. For the second year running I did not see a mature buck mule deer in Montana. I call a mature deer one I would shoot. It doesn't matter the width, the number of points, the palmation, the age. Mature is mature. I know it when I see it. To me, at my short tenure here on the Rock, pushing 69 years, there are two kinds of deer. The first kind of deer is the buck deer that you grab your binoculars and look and gander at just how big he might be and if ground shrinkage is an issue. The second kind of deer is where you say, "Oh My God", no binoculars necessary. In my experience, about one buck in every 30 to 35 bucks I look over are what I would call a shooter. Those numbers have been constant in my personal observations but that's me.
I was born into a trapping heritage and trapping predators was a huge part of my life growing up. I remember when government trappers in Montana had free rein to use M-44's and Compound 1080 back in the 60's and 70's, when it was a bonanza for the mule deer population. Now those tools are banished and with lower fur prices coyotes are still doing what they do best, they eat fawns.
My Montana trapping season started on a low note with this mangy song dog but the MB-550 did its thing! I love the Minnesota Brand line of trapping hardware and you will too, check them out, just click on this link.
If Christmas would come early I can only hope that Montana cuts the deer season in half, mandates that when you buy a tag you either hunt with a bow or hunt with a rifle, that you hunt in a specific Game Management Unit (Regional hunting zone) for your animal, that harvest data is mandatory, that fawn mule deer are off limits, that B tags (antlerless) are done away with in some units and that hunting during the rut is finished! Hey a guy can dream can't he? It's still legal to dream!
So in October my oldest son and I headed out to the eastern plains of Colorado. He will be starting his next assignment for the United States Air Force and should attain the rank of Major next year. He will be in training for a couple of years and will not have time for hunting big-game with his Dad or brother so I thought we should get after it this fall. He will have his sights set on much bigger game. He will be a student in the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program, conducted by the 80th Flying Training Wing at Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas, which is the worlds only multi-nationally manned and managed flying training program chartered to produce combat pilots for NATO.
Colorado antelope are in pretty good shape all things considered. The state does a good job of watching population levels and allows for landowner vouchers so that farmers and ranchers who actually "raise" these antelope can monetize their "investment" in the herds. My son took his first antelope and I tipped one over that had a front leg about shot off. I could have probably found a bigger buck but when I saw that nice buck with such a massive wound I knew what needed to be done and did it.
The dry conditions are brutal for wildlife in eastern Colorado. During our antelope hunt we only spotted 5 deer, one fawn and 4 does which I thought didn't bode well for our CO deer hunt in a few weeks.
For some of you reading this, you may have been on a few other adventures with me over the years in this great TNDEER forum and you know I try to share the "flavor" of my time in the field with many who may never make it out West to experience what I hopefully do not, and will never, take for granted.
Not having a deer or elk tag in Montana allowed me to spend more time on the Yellowstone River. I am lucky to own a couple miles of shoreline on this 680 mile fishing paradise and the weather was beautiful to put plenty of good eating in the skillet all fall. My wife and youngest son love to fish as much as I do!
My son made the decision to become a Montana resident this year and recognizes it will probably be one of the finest decisions in his life. Next fall he will also be able to pay resident license prices which are an awful big savings.
Sauger, walleye, smallmouth and catfish are the staples in the Yellowstone River ecosystem! Hot butter in cast iron is the ticket!
In 2016 I met a young man who I had asked to help me get some physical work done I couldn't do by myself. He subsequently moved to Montana to attend college and our friendship has steadily improved. He played football with my son in Georgia and has turned himself into a great archer and outdoorsman. He took a nice bull with his bow this year, a great antelope on public land and finished it off by tipping over a good buck at Ghost Ranch.
He is a testament to hard work, constantly trying to get better at his craft and putting in the time. Hard work pays off in the field and he understands that you can't shoot big horns if you shoot little horns. It sounds simple but is hard for many to put into practice.
We had deer licenses for the 2nd rifle season on the eastern plains in a GMU that is deemed rather "sleepy". It doesn't have much irrigated ground and nearly zero public land. To say I was lucky to get a deer this magnificent is an understatement.
Here is the story behind the pictures. The farmer who we had purchased the landowner vouchers from had a great friend who had been watching this buck for what he said was 3 years. It was understood that this friend had first crack at this buck on opening day and that we would not interfere with his hunt. Well, along about midmorning the cell phone rang. It was the friend asking us where we were at. We were on foot 6 miles away from him and he was calling us, frazzled. He had walked in to where he had put the buck to bed the night before, got set up and on the shooting sticks and had simply missed two great shot opportunities to get that buck down. So what did he do? He hiked back to his truck and called us. He said the road hunters were everywhere and that we better hustle over and try to get this buck killed. I will say it here, never have I driven faster on a gravel road than I did that day. I pulled up my pickup next to his and he was just angry with himself for missing that buck. He said the deer were in a large sunflower field and that we better get over there and see what we could find. I drove off only to come over the hill where we were going to park and saw a pickup truck idling on the road, full of orange bodies that did not have permission to hunt that land. I pulled in to the approach in front of them, jumped out with my rifle, forgetting the shooting sticks and took off in the direction of the deer while my son took off to where we thought the deer were headed. I wanted my son to get a crack at this beast that we had only heard about and not yet seen. It was about a mile to the end of the flowers and the deer had sold out and were headed west and south. I was in good spirits, walking as fast as I could, having had a tough bout with a foot issue way back in March that cropped up from doing yoga of all things. I was out in some tall prairie grass with a small hill in front of me when I saw a muley doe, then two, three and more pop their heads over the hill looking my way. What did I do? I did immediately what any good mule deer hunter would do. I hit the deck flat on my stomach trying to hide in the grass. I guessed there were maybe 8 to 10 does in front of me about 140 yards out jumping around, nervous, in the wind and sun, having been shot at earlier in the morning. Then I saw the horns above the hill coming at me. Yes, this was a shooter but what do I do?
The does were wanting to head north into the wind and the buck was still behind them on the other side of the hill. I had no shot on him. I could only see his horns and part of his head and neck. I don't take head shots so I tried to get my butt on the ground and be ready to shoot from my knee. It happened quick, the does started to walk, then trot then get moving. The buck behind them. I had a shot at his back and neck standing there and missed. It was windy. He kept moving with more of his body showing, missed again. Third shot, missed. At that point he cleared the hill and gave me a look at his full body. He was a heavy buck and was on a very steady move without much undulation in his gait. At the fourth shot, I stayed in the scope and the buck disappeared as I heard the "whop" of the bullet.
So, here is the buck. Lots of bone going on for sure. I am not a "score" guy so no clue what that is all about with points everywhere. The only thing I know for sure is that the last two muley bucks I have killed, MT in 2019 and CO in 2022, have 32 points in total. Having friends who help friends is really the story of this buck. I am humbled and grateful that I took a call to come help harvest this deer.
On the third day of our hunt about 11:30 a.m. I saw 2 bucks move into another sunflower field. I had about 2 seconds to see them before they disappeared. We hadn't turned up any other decent bucks for my son and weren't sure if what I had seen for a couple of seconds were in the ballpark of being a shooter but we hatched a plan and the plan failed that afternoon. Complete and total failure. We saw the deer in a big group of does. The whole herd blew out across a county road and every deer we had glassed showed up except those two bucks. They had simply vanished! I couldn't believe it. They had disappeared without us getting eyes on them so as darkness fell we knew where we would be at first light.
The next morning in a cut corn field we saw him. At over a mile away we could tell he was a shooter. I dropped my son off a half mile from the corn field, told him to stay low, watch the wind direction and wished him good luck. I drove a mile north and watched this story play out. I could see my son in his orange hat and vest, Colorado requires orange head gear as well as orange on the body which I think is a beautiful law for safety. The buck was behind a doe that might have been smelling awful good to him and what do I see in my binocs is that doe head directly downwind with the buck in pursuit right over the hill towards my son who had creeped and crawled into a decent position. I was watching the buck in my binocs when he disappeared from sight and I heard the crack of the 6.5 Creedmoor. Tagged out! Once again, for two years running, we had killed the biggest two bucks we had turned up in that unit. If you want to know what GMU we were hunting in, look close and you will see the top of Pikes Peak in this picture!
Colorado is a special place but it too is having a hell of a time with mule deer on the eastern plains. Just ask the greatest guide and outfitter on the Eastern Plains, Scott Limmer of Commanche Wilderness Outfitters about what is happening to mule deer out there. Scott is all about the resource and runs to my personal knowledge the finest hunting operation in North America.
It was two great trips to Colorado with my son. I am thankful and blessed. Do it yourself, no kill-fees, no guide fees, just the $420 non-resident license fees for each animal, the landowner vouchers and high priced Biden gas. It is the good old days. Today and all the tomorrows ahead are the good old days, believe it.
This fall my youngest son spent a good amount of time trying to get a big bull elk killed. He didn't get it done and settled for a small bull at the end of the season. He passed on some great bulls in the early fall in hopes of getting an arrow into a monster but it didn't happen. He passed on cows, on calves and nice bulls for sure. At the end of the season he was with one of my lifelong hunting pals, and they found themselves crawling up on some small bulls and tagged out. My pal, now 73, had missed out on hunting Montana a couple years ago because he nearly died from Covid and then had to endure the surgeons knife this spring to get a new hip installed. I was tickled he took his first bull elk!!!
A good friend got his first archery deer kill this year at my place in Montana. He put in a tremendous amount of time in the deer stand in all types of weather. He never quit and loved wearing that blaze orange to his bow stand. As you may guess, I have little regard for camo when it comes to safety. Orange is safe. I like safe. The deer don't see it and frankly care less if it is orange or camo. Play the wind, play the sun, the shadows, stay fairly clean scent wise and you will be fine.
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Tuesday, November 15, 2022
After the United States gave money to Ukraine's war effort, Ukraine then invested a billion with Bankman-Fried. Bankman-Fried then gave countless millions to the Democratic Party for Senate and House candidates.
Rinse and repeat.
See how this works "Folks".
Thursday, November 10, 2022
It seriously feels like we are watching the first wholly manufactured election in our history, in which all of the key competitive races have had the results directly programmed by Langley.
Americans are suffering through the most crushing economic conditions, rampant crime, reckless foreign/nuclear war flirtations, most aggressive perverse assaults on family and parental rights in history, all topped off by an embarrassing unpopular disaster in the White House leading a shrill, tin-eared bellicose fascist junta that appears indifferent to the ordeal they are inflicting on working people.
And yet the Democrat monolith is barely dented. Either the country has large states filled with brainwashed zealots who are too stupid and mindless to comprehend the reality of the collective damage they are ratifying with votes for at best lackluster at worst appallingly unimpressive if not foolish candidates…. or we are seeing direct black box voting manipulation. Final tabulations are being perpetrated on a scale that renders typical ballot and voter fraud schemes unnecessary anachronisms as the decisive votes that have now kept the ruling junta largely intact. At worst they are literal fabrications piled onto Democrat vote totals by a few keystrokes entered in some master election hacking operation run by IC criminals in a league with and part of the Democrat Crime Syndicate.
The experts Lindell brought together have been quite explicit and factually well-supported in laying out how the fraud goes far deeper and is far more comprehensive than any sort of ham-handed ballot harvesting, ballot box stuffing, or illegal voting schemes on the ground. I
Festerman’s supposed win is beyond any rational explanation and defies every known political and electoral principle and truism that we have seen hold firm throughout our entire history.
It would be suicidally ludicrous to think that this pack of criminals won’t use every last means at their disposal to the bitter end.
And there’s good old Fox News chipper as ever as they announce the results of this massive national fraud, without the slightest question as to why every indication has somehow been wrong, choosing only to focus on the handful of obvious victories that were allowed to go forward because they were either too inevitable or simply unnecessary to reverse.
The usual pedantic talking heads are actually saying this is some sort of huge indictment of the Republican party. As these thin margins demonstrate in these close defeats, the usurper demons are clever enough not to try to manufacture landslides for their brain-dead puppets. And then, of course, there’s a brewing bunch of controversy in Arizona to distract from the rest of the f**king thefts they pulled off around the country, without a trace.
Monday, September 26, 2022
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Friday, September 16, 2022
There are some great Americans in those organizations. Decades ago they signed on after a stint in law school or grad school to help make the world and America a better place.
Imagine the level of disgust those who know right from wrong, who understand the intent of the Constitution, who need to just keep their heads down so close to retirement.
The Deep State globalists working with Big Tech, Big Pharma.
If one gives it more than a passing thought it's enough to know what's coming for America isn't good.
Thursday, September 15, 2022
Wednesday, September 07, 2022
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Friday, September 02, 2022
Thursday, September 01, 2022
This is a tough market to trade. I quit active trading in late 2021, the writing was on the wall. I own what I own and like the reasons I own what I own. This difficult market environment will be followed eventually by wild, manic buying like it always has. Greed and fear haven't changed in humans in the past 10,000 years!
Smaller companies are often sold by investors even when the underlying fundamentals of the businesses are solid. If you believe that stocks solve long-term problems and should be bought when they are on sale you might want to wake up.
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
To be a trapper is to traverse the tracks and trails of Mother Earth.
To walk on land no man has stood.
To see in ways that no one could.
To be a trapper is to revere what nature's bounty gives each year.
To know the woods by instincts true,
of every rock and hill and slough.
To see the forest between the trees,
to understand what so few see.
To be a trapper is to be free!
Having this virus has been difficult, I was born with it and it is virtually impossible to get rid of! It seems to be getting much worse every year.
BIG PHARMA companies are doing their best to find a cure and it is not happening.
All I can say is that if you have it, you sure as hell will know it.
Having a disease called "chronic ambition" is tough but I can live with it.
All jokes aside, a big shout-out to Dr. Darren Barton. Impressive credentials and great delivery.
Thankful to have had the meeting this morning.
Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Monday, August 29, 2022
The great field agents who worked with my Dad on so many Indian Reservations would not recognize the FBI senior management and their policies in 2022. In fact, the retired FBI agents I know don't recognize the Bureau they once worked for.
The FBI playbook is rather simple these days.
1. Target your political enemies
2. Decline to comment on current investigations
3. Leak to the media and leak some more
4. Redact everything in your possession
5. Get caught lying
6. Keep your job. Get promoted
7. Rinse. Repeat. Retire
Thursday, August 25, 2022
This bullshit would have really upset my Dad. He knew I worked my ass off to pay my college loans back.
If you sign on the dotted line to accept funds to do anything, buy a car, buy furniture, buy an education, anything, YOU, not me, not anyone else owes that money to the lender.
Some of you have done NOTHING with your life and you’re mad. You have a college degree & a smart phone with access to virtually anything and you can barely get out of bed in the morning while you spit on people who built a whole world with nothing but a horse, map, & axe.
If your college degree and supposed education doesn't bring enough value to the economy or society to pay it off, it certainly doesn't have enough value for me to pay it off.
Democrat vote-buying sure gets old!
A generation of children are being taught that only by begging and weeping and screaming will they get a handout from guilt-ridden whites.
Instead of defining themselves as individuals, most people have been taught to define themselves by their race, their gender, their sexuality, their nationality, their tribe, their affiliations, their loyalties, their team...anything but define themselves by their hard work and character.
If you want to find peace and quiet on weekday mornings, hang out by most any government housing project. You can hear a pin drop. That's because NOBODY is leaving or entering the buildings. Everyone's still fast asleep because most don't have jobs.
Here's a novel idea: Stop the whining, stop the excuses, put your heads down, get to work -- long, steady, patient work -- and make equality an achievement instead of an entitlement.
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
It is hard not to think about the millions of people, not only Americans who don't have a clue about economics.2 Trillion in stimulus. 3 Trillion for infrastructure. 770 Billion for the Inflation Reduction Act that does not reduce inflation. Billions to Ukraine. Billions to cancel student loans.
Monday, August 22, 2022
Rent up 50% and rising
Energy costs doubled -- gas still far higher than under Trump regime.
Food Costs up 80-130%
Run Away CRIME in every Democrat run City in the USA
Open Border with Hundreds of Thousands of Illegals flooding in
Massive FAILURE in Afghanistan Costing Hundreds of American Lives
Broke the Supply Chain causing severe economic disruptions
Shut Down American Gas and Oil in the name of FAILED Climate Change SCAM
As the compromised Biden promised he would do, He MORE than Doubled Gas Prices by stopping Keystone XL pipeline and drilling on federal land Democrats on day 1 started shutting down/curtailing sources of energy in America ( Keystone XL Pipeline, Anwar, Oil and Gas leases, hydraulic fracturing, natural gas drilling and New Developments ) all while importing Russian Oil.
Wednesday, August 17, 2022
The cowgirls and cowboys got it done. They ran that corrupt heathen out of office! She is leaving Congress $37,000,000 richer than when she came into the Congress. Six years of her salary only adds up to $1,044,000. Where did the other $36,000,000 come from girl? Your Daddy never met a war he didn't like. The maimed, the crippled, the paralyzed, the families of the dead will never forget.
Saturday, August 06, 2022
I didn't take a shot. Zero clot shots. No injections, what the slime called vaccines. No boosters, nothing. Every day, more truth is being revealed. Natural immunity has worked well for most ailments in my life. Go ahead, take that 5th booster, lets see if we can flatten your pulse to ZERO a little faster.
Reports of heart inflammation after COVID-19 vaccination were first made public in April 2021 by the military, which detected the issue along with Israeli authorities well before the CDC.
Friday, July 29, 2022
This picture is a LIVE LOOK at our SPR!
The Department of Energy announced the release of an additional 20 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve Tuesday afternoon, marking yet another desperate measure by the Biden administration to lower gas prices at the pump.
"The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) today announced an additional Notice of Sale of up to 20 million additional barrels of crude oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). This Notice of Sale is part of President Biden’s announcement on March 31, 2022 authorizing the sale of crude oil from the SPR to address the significant market supply disruption caused by Putin’s war on Ukraine and help lower energy costs for American families," DOE released in a a statement.
"The President’s announcement called to release one million barrels of SPR crude oil per day over six months," the statement continues. "This historic release of SPR crude has provided a record amount of crude oil supply to the U.S. economy and will continue until the end of October 2022. DOE plans to release, from the SPR, up to 2.8 million barrels of sour crude oil and 17.2 million barrels of sweet crude oil, totaling 20 million barrels with deliveries from September 16 until October 21, 2022."
Earlier this month, Reuters reported that Biden's strategy of releasing oil from the SPR wasn't lowing prices and instead, much of the supply was sold off to China and other countries.
"More than 5 million barrels of oil that were part of a historic U.S. emergency oil reserves release aimed at lowering domestic fuel prices were exported to Europe and Asia last month, according to data and sources, even as U.S. gasoline and diesel prices touched record highs," Reuters reported. "The export of crude and fuel is blunting the impact of the moves by U.S. President Joe Biden designed to lower record pump prices."
The average American woman now weighs as much as the average American man in the 1960's!
Let that sink in.
Food fraudsters, the FDA, Big Pharma, the medical machine all in cahoots. They love churning out poor health day by day!
Health is a PERSONAL responsibility and as Americans get more obese, American youth dumbing down with cell phones, few family units, no discipline, it's an epic shit show the likes of which America has never dealt with.
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Thursday, June 09, 2022
The truth about the Fed is that it’s a dangerous institution that’s lost its way. It’s filled with academics who’ve little idea of how policy plays out in the real world.
Janet Yellen was chief proponent of a 2% inflation target (2012 FOMC transcripts) behind which the Fed has hid for a generation to keep QE at full tilt which is the primary DRIVER of the inequality she wants to fix.
The Fed has given up key tenets of capitalism—price discovery and free markets—to attain goals that these mid-level, marginally competent bureaucrats perceive to be valid. Being stupid is like being dead: everybody suffers but you.
The Fed has 400+ economics PhDs and 150+ research assistants on payroll and access to the best real-time economic data before anyone else. How did all these people, with their supposed “sophisticated understanding of economics,” screw up their analysis of inflation so badly?
Wednesday, June 08, 2022
AN INDIAN PRAYER
I GIVE YOU THIS ONE THOUGHT TO KEEP,
I AM WITH YOU STILL; I DO NOT SLEEP.
DO NOT STAND AT MY GRAVE AND WEEP,
I AM NOT THERE, I DO NOT SLEEP,
FOR NOW, I AM A THOUSAND WINDS THAT BLOW.
I AM THE DIAMOND GLINT ON THE NEW-FALLEN SNOW.
I AM THE SUNLIGHT ON RIPENED GRAIN.
I AM THE GENTLE, SOFT AUTUMN RAIN.
WHEN YOU AWAKEN IN THE MORNING, HUSH.
I AM THE SWIFT UPLIFTING RUSH,
OF QUIET BIRDS IN CIRCLING FLIGHT.
I AM THE SOFT STARS THAT TWINKLE AT NIGHT.
DO NOT THINK OF ME AS GONE,
FOR I AM WITH YOU STILL, IN EACH NEW DAWN.
My DAD, Douglas Eugene Parisian
12.27.1922 – 06.09.2011
Tuesday, June 07, 2022
Monday, May 30, 2022
The following excerpt is taken from words written by Dad in a journal that was titled, “My Life in the Service”. “My career started in the year 1942. I was sent to an induction center, there they stripped me of my civilian clothes and naturally to my disgust my brand-new uniform didn’t fit so well. From here, I went to basic training, a very mild 4 weeks, this took place at Miami Beach, Florida. Hot? Cripes? From Florida I went to gunnery school at Tyndall Field, Panama City, Florida. After five weeks of struggle I came out a Sergeant. From here I went to Armament school in Denver, Colorado. I spent 3 months out there learning about guns, guns and more guns.”
Stations and Transfers
1942, Fargo, ND induction center Dad enlisted on October 26, 1942 at Fort Snelling, MN His Army serial number was 17154378. He was 5foot 7.5 inches tall. He was an Aerial Gunner and Pilot. He was in the military for 2 years and 23 days.
Fort Snelling, Minneapolis, MN
Miami Beach, FL Basic Training………..
Tyndall Field, Panama City Beach, FL this was Gunnery School 1 He graduated as a Sergeant.
Lowry Field, Denver, CO this was Armament School
New Cumberland AAb, Harrisburg, PA
AAB, Ft. Devens, Mass this is where Dad did his Piper Cub training………
AAB, Reading, PA
BTC #10 Greensboro, NC
C.T.D. Kent State University, Kent, OH
SAACC, San Antonio, TX was completed in October of 1943. Dad was in Preflight Group M Squadron P/A
Primary Flight School, Tulsa, OK Completed in March of 1944. Class of 44-1, U.S. Army Air Cadets, 2565 Base Unit, Tulsa, Oklahoma, May, 1944 Spartan School of Aeronautics.
Basic Flight School, Greenville, TX Completed in May of 1944
Advanced Flight School, Eagle Pass, TX Completed in August of 1944
Boca Raton, Florida
Eagle Pass, TX
Blytheville, Arkansas AAB
T.C.C. Pope Field, Ft. Bragg, NC
SLAAB Salt Lake City, UT
Dad received an Honorable Discharge on November 19, 1944. He was discharged from the 2516th AAF BU (PS A SE) EPAAF at Eagle Pass, Texas
Dad accepted the inevitability of death with integrity. He told me in March of 2011 that dying was a
natural extension of birth, that it was part and parcel, that they went
together and that he looked forward to seeing my Mom, Betty, in heaven.