Posts about “World War II”

Eternal, The Honor It Bore

Eternal, The Honor It Bore

Reunited ‘Marauders’ Recall War’s Hell in Burma’s Jungles

Ernest Hemingway: American Sniper?

Ernest Hemingway: American Sniper?

The first casualty of war is the truth.

The 1973 National Personnel Records Center Fire

A few weeks ago I did a little web searching on a mission to see if it would be possible to acquire duplicates of any or all of my grandfather’s service medals. He fought as a member of Merrill’s Marauders in the Pacific Theater in WWII and I know he had been awarded (at least)

Vincent Albanese (1918 – 1986)

Today would have been the 95th birthday of my Papa, Vincent Albanese. He was born on October 14th, 1918. He was incredibly handsome and my grandmother often compared him to Clark Gable. He fought in World War II as a member of Merrill’s Marauders and married Anna Sofia DiFolco when he returned. He became a

Thanks for the Memories

Six out of seven days each week, for almost a year now, I find myself cutting through the famed NBC Studios in Burbank on my way to work. Every time I do this I am confronted with a large sign that reads Bob Hope Drive and every time my mind instinctively, reflexively shows me a

What Is This?

davidgagne.net is the personal weblog of me, David Vincent Gagne. I've been publishing here since 1999, which makes this one of the oldest continuously-updated websites on the Internet.

bartender.live

A few years ago I was trying to determine what cocktails I could make with the alcohol I had at home. I searched the App Store but couldn't find an app that would let me do that, so I built one.

Hemingway

You can read dozens of essays and articles and find hundreds of links to other sites with stories and information about Ernest Hemingway in The Hemingway Collection.