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B Douglas Slack

Location: Beavercreek, OH, United States

Gender: M

Member Since: January 2012

Last online: November 2019

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Last Updated Sep 14, 2019

If not one thing, it's another.

Apparently, our back deck is in a shaky state of repair. I took hold of the railing and it came off in my hand. So, now we're in negotiations to have it fixed. Beneath the deck is a hot tub, broken and unused for over two years, and we're having that removed as well.

Unseasonal heat and humidity has taken over this part of Ohio. Not unusual to have temperatures in the 90s and the humidity very high. Some rain would be welcome.

Bill

 

 

 


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My first two novels, "You Only Love Twice" and "The Long Trek Home", are available on Amazon under B Douglas Slack. The Long Trek Home is intended to be the first book of a trilogy.

Fully retired now (at 76) and enjoying my leisure time by doing what I've always wanted to do - write.  I have a Wordpress account at Tom1950.wordpress.com.  I used to have a Facebook account, but they kept changing stuff around and I got disgusted with them so I quit..  Although I haven't done much on my Wordpress account, it does have a lot of my earlier works done up in blog style.  That blogging effort has now become "Life - Such as it Was".  The picture accompanying the autobiography is my picture from my 1957 Bitburg American High School, Germany yearbook "Contrails". I am married and have been for over 54 years.

I got to thinking about my experiences in Vietnam and wrote the story "The Gift of Life" in tribute to a couple of my friends. I spent 20 years in the service of my country and I'm damned proud of it.  In the '60's, I was looked on as something that crawled out from under a rock. But now, due to more enlightened public opinion, I wanted to do more than just talk about it.  In view of that, I display my "fruit salad", my medal bar, here for all to see.  It isn't bragging, it's simply pride in a job I did well.

If you're curious as to what they all mean, here you go (left to right & top to bottom):

Navy Unit Commendation (3 awards) : Meritorious Unit Commendation (3 awards)

Navy Good Conduct (4 awards @ 4 years each) : National Defense : Armed Forces Expeditionary

Vietnam Service Medal (4 awards of >120 days each) : Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal : US Navy Expert Rifleman

The scroll on the RVN Campaign Medal is inscribed "1960 -- " to signify it never really 'ended'.

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