How A Nuclear Blast Would Affect You

How A Nuclear Blast Would Affect You — Ever wonder how a nuclear bomb going off at Penn’s Landing would affect you in the ‘burbs?

This site can give you an idea.

Put in the yield of your choice and drag the marker to where you want ground zero to be.

Works with any city. Philadelphia has a preset.

How A Nuclear Blast Would Affect You

Flag Day Ceremony At Vet Memorial

Flag Day Ceremony At Vet Memorial — The Delaware County Veterans Memorial will host a Flag Day celebration, 11 a.m., June 14 at the memorial, 4599 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, Pa. 19073.

U.S. Army Corporal Russell “Rusty” Carter of Springfield will be speaker.

Entertainment will be provided by Coopertown Elementary School from the Haverford Township School District.

Flag Day Ceremony At Vet Memorial

Flag Day Ceremony At Vet Memorial

War Cemetery Reopens After Renovation

War Cemetery Reopens After Renovation — Poplar Grove National Cemetery near Petersburg, Va. was transferred from the War Department to the National Park Service in 1933. It was final resting place for 6,100 war dead, mostly from the Civil War,

The Park Service did not have the skill set to maintain the graves and the grounds fell into severe disrepair.

Last month, an 18-month renovation ended and the cemetery is now as it should be.

A story regarding it can be found here.

Thank you Bob Small for sending the link.

War Cemetery Reopens After Renovation

War Cemetery Reopens After Renovation

Women Veterans Honored In Delco

Women Veterans Honored In Delco — The public is invited to a flying of Women Veterans Casket Flags, 5 p.m., Sunday, May 21 at the Delaware County Veterans Memorial, 4599 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, Pa. 19073.

Women Veterans Honored In Delco
Margaret Jane Lawrence

To be honored are Elizabeth McGrath of Broomall who served as a U.S. Navy radioman during World War II and Margaret Jane Lozinak Lawrence of Springfield who served a U.S. Army Nurse during the Korean War.

Vocals will be by Theresa Flanagan Murtagh.

Women Veterans Honored In Delco


Jason Brezler Ruling Postponed

Jason Brezler Ruling Postponed — A federal judge, Oct. 14, postponed ruling whether Jason Brezler should be drummed out of the U.S. Marine Corps.

Rules for thee but not for me. Jason Brezler Ruling Postponed
Rules for thee but not for me

Judge Joseph Bianco of the Eastern District of New York gave the Corps 10 days to submit affidavits proving that what they are trying to do is not in retaliation for Brezler contacting Congressman Peter King (R-NY2) for help.

Brezler’s travail can be traced to his deployment in Afghanistan in 2010.

Among the characters with whom Major Brezler dealt was Sarwar Jan, a corrupt, child-molesting police commander.

Sarwar was endangering his unit due to the hatred he was inspiring among the populace hence Brezler got him removed from his position.

Brezler left active duty and became a New York City fireman while remaining a Marine Corps reservist.

He learned in 2012 that Sarwar was back. He sent a sent a classified briefing about him to to the operations officer at Forward Operating Base Dehli in Afghanistan using his personal email account which was unsecured. A few days later one of the boys Sarwar was molesting killed three Marines: Staff Sgt. Scott Dickinson, 29, Cpl. Richard Rivera, 20, and Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley.

How did the Marine Corps higher ups react? They were outraged but not at those who let Sarwar back into power. Brezler was the villain. He had used his unsecured email to send a classified document. Never mind the immediacy and necessity of the warning. Brezler VIOLATED THE RULES.

The Marines gave Brezler an unfavorable fitness report in March 2013. Brezler went to King. In December of that year a board of inquiry recommended he be discharged.

Brezler appealed to federal court and that is where we stand.

Oh, if only Brezler was a Democrat running for president. Oh, if only he had a few million to “contribute” to the Clinton Foundation. All this would go away and life would be peachy.

If serfdom is your desire then vote for Hillary Clinton.

Jason Brezler Ruling Postponed

POW-MIA Chair Dedicated At Penncrest Stadium

POW-MIA Chair Dedicated At Penncrest Stadium
POW-MIA logo

POW-MIA Chair Dedicated At Penncrest Stadium — Kudos to the Rose Tree Media School District for recognizing the sacrifices made by those who were prisoners of war or became missing in action.

The district dedicated a poignant memorial before the Sept. 16 football game between Penncrest and Haverford. It is a chair marked with the POW/MIA logo, an American flag and the words “We are all thankful. God Bless You. God Bless America.

The chair will be left perpetually empty and displayed at all spring and fall sports events at Louis Scott Stadium and at all winter events at the Kauffman Gym.

Hat tip Bob Small.

POW-MIA Chair Dedicated At Penncrest Stadium

Hiroshima Nanking Manila Apologies

Hiroshima Nanking Manila Apologies
Better to end a war than start one.

Hiroshima Nanking Manila Apologies  –President Barack Obama kicked off the Memorial Day weekend for 2016 by apologizing for ending World War II.

So when are the Japanese going to apologize — at least in a way that seems sincere — for starting it? And for the vile things they did which would be unimaginable if they had not actually done them?

Consider the Nanking Massacre. Up to 300,000 civilians including women and children were murdered face to face after suffering sexual abuse and torture.

How about the Manila Massacre in which between 100,000 and 500,000 Filipinos were murdered on the verge of the city’s liberation. Yes, this also included raping and torturing children.

How about subjecting people — including U.S. POWs — to twisted scientific experiments?

They almost make the Nazis look good.

Most people who lived through World War II figured Hiroshima and Nagasaki were small time payback and that Japan really didn’t get anything close to what it actually deserved.

Hiroshima Nanking Manila Apologies



China Sea Keeping Free

China Sea Keeping Free
Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110).

China Sea Keeping Free — China is claiming just about the entire ocean between Vietnam and the Philippines as its own and the rest of the world is telling it to get real.

The United States periodically sends warships into the area to make its point most recently the destroyer USS William P. Lawrence.

No relation.

The William P. Lawrence is named for a man who was the first naval aviator to fly twice the speed of sound in a naval aircraft and was also one of the final candidates for the Mercury space program. During the Vietnam War, Lawrence was shot down while on a combat mission and spent six years as a prisoner of war, from 1967 to 1973.

He was noted for resistance to his captors. He memorized every POW by name and rank while in captivity and developed a code by tapping on the prison walls to communicate with other prisoners.

John McCain said “he’s probably the greatest man I’ve ever known in my life.”

China Sea Keeping Free


Ceremony Honors Woman Pilot, Korean War Vet

Ceremony Honors Woman Pilot, Korean War Vet  — This month’s Casket Flag Ceremony at the Delaware County Veterans Memorial  is  6 p..m., Sunday, May 8. It will honor a young woman pilot from Radnor who died in a World War II plane crash and a father of eight from Lansdowne who served in the Korean War.Ceremony Honors Woman Pilot, Korean War Vet

The ceremonies are being held the second Sunday of the month through November at the Memorial, 4599 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, Pa. 19073, notes Barbara Ann Zippi of the Casket Flag Committee.

Mary Holmes Howson graduated from Radnor High School and joined the Women Airforce Service Pilots in 1943. She was killed in a mid-air collision in Sweetwater Texas on April 16, 1944.

Mary was born Feb. 16, 1919. She  was the daughter of Richard and Mary Howson and had three brothers, two of whom would also serve in the military.

She attended private school in Devon for middle school, then  Radnor High School graduating in 1936. She then attended Smith college, and took on a teaching job at the Oak Lane Country Day School. In 1942-1943 she learned map-making from aerial photographs in classes at Bryn Mawr College. She then started working for the U.S. Geological Survey Office in Washington, D.C. and spent every spare moment learning navigation and practiced flying at a nearby field before joining the service.

She is buried in the cemetery of Washington Memorial Chapel at Valley Forge National Historical Park. John Corry, a friend of Mary’s from Radnor High remembers her as, “an outdoors type of girl with a daredevil spirit.”

Torpey White was born in March 1930 in Philadelphia and graduated in 1948 from West Catholic High School. He enlisted in the US Army in 1952. He served in Korea and the reserves and was honorable discharged with the rank of Sargent in 1960. He obtained a degree in industrial management from LaSalle College and also became a master plumber. He retired in 1993.

He married Mary Ellen (Rogers) then settled in Lansdowne and raised five children. He had an incredible sense of humor and loved making people laugh. He was active with his family, church and helping those in need of his skills. He passed away in January 2014.

The public is welcome to attend the ceremony.

Reservations are  being taken for July and August for those wanting a ceremony for a loved one.  Send a request to:

Ceremony Honors Woman Pilot, Korean War Vet

Female Vets Sought For Saturday Ceremony

Female Vets Sought For Saturday CeremoneyFemale veterans are being sought to participate in Wreaths Across America ceremony 9 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Delaware County Veterans Memorial, 4599 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square.

It’s a last minute notice but if if one can participate she should email here name/branch/military service to

Any age veteran from World War II through the current conflicts will be accepted. The ceremony will last about 30 minutes.

Female Vets Sought For Saturday Ceremoney