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Welcome to our new home

Veteran visitors will discover we have a new look, some new features, and a new home. Let me know what you think. I understand virtually none of it except for the fact that a bunch of people worked very hard to make our blog a beautiful place that works better.

Sadly, the day got underway with some bad news around here. My friend John Finn, who would have turned 101 in just a few weeks, died in California this morning. John was the oldest living Medal of Honor recipient, and the first man to receive the medal for his actions in World War II. In fact, when John did what he did, firing at incoming Japanese planes despite multiple wounds from shrapnel and gunshots, it wasn't yet clear that we were IN a second World War. I had a glorious evening with John a few months back in Chicago—the most recent of many occasions I spent with him. He enjoyed every moment of his life—he was an American original, and a genuine American hero. I was so proud to call him my friend, and it was a genuine honor to know him. My condolences to his family and friends. Rest in peace, Chief.

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