Well-read: Classics to re-read

...narrative, Catch-22 can be a difficult book for young readers. The novel mostly follows Capt. John Yossarian, a U.S. Air Force B-25 bombardier during World War II. Based on the experiences of the author during his time in the service, some...

America's current veterans crisis is one Hillary Clinton cannot ignore

...acknowledge the problems we face? (The writer, a retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant general, served as assistant vice chief of staff for the U.S. Air Force and as director of Vice President Al Gore's Reinventing...

Pick Mullins for House

...vouch for his honesty and integrity. He is competitive in all aspects of his life and responsibilities.As a retired U.S. Air Force officer, I am fully aware of his attributes to serve Columbia County to the best of his abilities. Please keep in...

Highest medals rightly honor selfless heroes

...at the gift shop at Sacred Heart Cultural Center and at the Augusta Museum of History. (The writer ? a retired U.S. Air Force major general ? lives in Augusta. His e-mail address is genpsmith@aol.com; his website is genpsmith. com...

The Moving Wall is coming to Evans to deliver a moving experience

...the most poignant part of Rick Rescorla's heroism at the World Trade Center on 9/11. (The writer? a retired U.S. Air Force major general ? is the author of Courage, Compassion, Marine: The Unique Story of Jimmie Dyess. Smith's e-mail...

Grab your cameras -- Theodore Roosevelt is coming to Augusta

...the fine Ken Burns series on the Roosevelts, which has been featured on PBS recently. (The writer? a retired U.S. Air Force major general ? is the president emeritus of the board of trustees of the Augusta Museum of History. His e-mail...

Harry Perkins

...Alabama Polly Tech University (now known as Auburn University). Upon graduation he received a commission in the U.S. Air Force and spent the next 8 years working in Supply Logistics on Active Duty & another 20 years in the USAF reserves. Upon...

Thomas Traylor

...Horton Traylor, he was a member of N. Augusta Yellow Jackets and the 1958 State Championship football team. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran, a retired employee of BF Shaw where he was known as "Wormy" and of the Baptist faith. Mr. Traylor was...

Learn statue's history

...Confederate Monument on Broad Street is a monument to our fallen veterans ? nothing more and nothing less. Those who would criticize it should consider learning its history before doing so.(The writer is a retired U.S. Air Force major.)

Interest is being rekindled in pioneer work of Augusta psychiatrist

...the value of a Kirkus review; and general marketing strategies will be highlighted. (The writer ? a retired U.S. Air Force major general ? lives in Augusta. His email address is genpsmith@aol.com; his website is genpsmith.com.)