Write By A Stone

 

It Took A Miracle

It Took A Miracle

After I trusted in Jesus Christ for salvation in August 1970 during the Jesus Movement days, I became acquainted with the John W. Peterson song It Took a Miracle.  Forty-six years later I learned from the first volume of the “China Airlift”- The Hump” (1980) that...

Mom’s Connection to the Root, Elihu Root, That Is

Mom’s Connection to the Root, Elihu Root, That Is

My mother was one busy bee growing up. Besides her many educational, recreational and musical activities, she made scrapbooks as a teenager that proves her busyness. She saved all kinds of programs, ticket stubs and newspaper clippings from 1937 to 1942 when she...

The Stone That Flew Over the  Hump Needed a Crew

The Stone That Flew Over the Hump Needed a Crew

Dad flew the Hump from October 1944 to April 1945 as a pilot and copilot. Flying a C-87 or C-109 was not a one-man job. Dad needed a crew to succeed in transporting aviation fuel, parts, other kinds of supply and personnel on round trip flights from Tezpur, India to...

A Crew That Flew Everywhere

A Crew That Flew Everywhere

Dad and his crew departed Nashville, Tennessee on Sunday, September 24, 1941 in a brand new C-87 (44-39271), made in Dearborn, Michigan. The C-87 was a cargo version of the B-24. The first stop was at Morrison Field in Miami, Florida. Dad’s copilot Lt. Roland E....

Hump Movies: Sep 1944 – May 1945

Hump Movies: Sep 1944 – May 1945

The United States military provided entertainment to its personnel and movies were one form. Lt. Roland E.Speckman was my Dad’s copilot to India in September-October 1944. He mentioned the following movies in his letters to his wife Mary. He viewed a couple of the...

Lord, Guard and Guide

Lord, Guard and Guide

Dad was a World War II transport pilot with the Army Air Force. He kept his copy of the World War II Army-Navy Song and Service Book for Ship and field (1942 edition). Like many of his books, the hymnal became a file cabinet for clippings. He also pasted a copy of the...

Flags For My Father

Flags For My Father

After Dad died in April 2014, I began to sort through his and Mom’s belongs that were in storage. I began to find things in boxes that I had never seen before. I found his World War II flight boots and uniforms, his Chit, awards, letters, and a host of other things....

Doc, Is It Serious?

Doc, Is It Serious?

My Dad served in a surgical practice with Dr. Wendell Mitchell Levi, Jr. in Sumter, SC from August 1971 to August 1975. They formed the Sumter Surgical Associates. They built a new office during their time together. Dr. Levi penned a memoir of his surgical experiences...

Check Ride

Check Ride

nowing history shows us that a team effort is necessary to win a war. What kind of war are you fighting that calls for a team effort? I am going to tell you a story from my dad’s experience as a World War II pilot that’s supports my thesis that it...

Overshot…But Got Better

Overshot…But Got Better

e're well into the New Year and many people are still working on fulfilling their resolutions. I have been using a one-word challenge instead of a resolution, and my one word for 2015 is BETTER. I believe I can get better in 2015. I believe you can...