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Remembering Pearl Harbor

On Sunday morning, December 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service launched a surprise, preemptive strike on the US. Pacific Fleet stationed at Pearl Harbor Hawaii. All around the island of Oahu, other US military bases and strategic locations of defense were simutaneously attacked by Japanese aircraft.  The attack began at 0748 hrs., when […]

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Remembering WWII in Linden, Tennessee

On September 24, 2016, my sons and I set foot into the small, unassuming town of Linden, Tennessee. In doing so, we magically stepped back a period of seventy-two years. We had entered into the year 1944. During our time-travel voyage, the boys and I experienced a taste of life as it was in both Europe and on the homefront during […]

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3 Miles Up, 3 Miles Down or How to Conquer Currahee

On Memorial Day, 2015,  we loaded up the car and  headed out for a day trip to Toccoa, Georgia.  Although this Blue Ridge region of the Peach State has many spectacular places of interest, I was only focused on finding one particular landmark: Currahee Mountain. Currahee is a Cherokee word meaning “stand alone”. Most likely the name was derived […]

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A Leatherneck with a Saxophone Takes to the Pacific

In Big John’s Adventure’s in Travel, I thoroughly enjoy paying tribute to the brave men and women of our armed forces.  On this page we will take a historical journey, traveling back to a time when the entire world was engulfed in war.  On this journey you will meet a patriotic young man with a love for country and a […]