World War II

Chapter 6

The Yoo Hoo Incident

It is here in the timeline that the incident that made my father’s regiment famous happened. Dad was on furlough at this time, falling in love with my mom and hanging out with her family in Brookville, Kansas. Even so, news of this incident provided the “mothers” of the soldiers a reason to campaign. This is where Dad’s regiment and Lieutenant General (LTG) Ben Lear were granted the first nicknames of World War II. This is a story worth preserving.

General Ben Lear (Courtesy of Wikipedia)

The 110th Quartermaster, 35 Division, still at Camp Robinson was providing ground transportation for the 2nd Infantry to and from the Tennessee training grounds which were about 145 miles away. The training exercises were headed by a newly promoted Lieutenant General (LTG) Ben Lear. From reading my father’s letters at 62 years old he directed…

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Honor Flight – Honoring Veterans with a trip to the Veterans Memorials


Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s WWII veterans for all their sacrifices. We transport our heroes to Washington, D.C. to reflect and be honored at their memorials.

Of all of the wars in recent memory, it was World War II that truly threatened our very existence as a nation – and as a culturally diverse, free society. Now, with 1500 World War II veterans dying each day nationwide, our time to express our thanks to these brave men and women is running out.

We are the Arizona hub of Honor Flight, the 28th state to set up a hub. We are part of the national network that is flying WWII veterans to their monument in Washington, D.C. Our desire is to fly as many WWII veterans from Arizona to Washington, D.C. at no cost to them.

For more in-depth information and history of Honor Flight, please visit our “About ” page or our national website,


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Ferris Bueller Super Bowl Commercial

Ferris Bueller is back for the 2012 Super Bowl.

Matthew Broderick is reprising his classic role for a new Honda ad that will air on Sunday. The commercial, whose preview was released last week, has become one of the most discussed Super Bowl commercials before the big night. The preview did not reveal the brand being advertised, but bloggers figured it out.

Now that the cat’s out of the bag, Honda has released the full two-minute ad. In it, Broderick takes another day off (this time, from a film shoot) and seeks out adventures in his Honda CR-V. The spot includes the 2012 interpretation of Mr. Rooney and the famous Ferrari scene. Watch the full ad in the clip above.


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