After discovering a clutch of long-forgotten bronze grave markers in an Oklahoma funeral home in February, Mike Walters set to work unraveling 18 subterranean mysteries to honor his fellow veterans. His deadline was Memorial Day.
While other wars have ended, their monuments honored on anniversaries or national holidays, memorials to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan still have a pulse. They are referred to as living monuments, changing from year to year with each new death of a Fort Bragg soldier.
Jerry Hendrix, a retired Navy captain with 26 years of service, recently published a 2,700-word article in the National Review on aircraft carriers. He looked at cost, capabilities and likely places for future battles. His conclusion, stated near the beginning, is simply this: The Navy "needs to stop building aircraft carriers."