One of the advantages of being associated with the military for over 33 years is the ability to get free vacations in exotic parts of the world and bring back souvenirs. However, Afghanistan in 2001 proved to be less than exotic and void of collectibles. I did get to know some great Americans in the Special Operations Community, both Army Special Forces and Marine Special Ops.
He was a pioneer in many ways, and his work helped change the face of medicine forever, but Dr. Samuel L. Kountz, Jr., never became a household name. In addition to becoming one of the first African-Americans to graduate from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Kountz became a pioneer in of the most important new medical fields of the late twentieth century, organ transplantation.
I reported recently on several of our surviving WWII veterans and their contribution to the war effort.
Dr. Margaret Pittman was one of the great scientific minds of the past century. While she helped create vaccines for three diseases that once left millions dead in their wakes, the Arkansan accomplished much more.
Make no mistake. The peaceful, lawful protests have hijacked by those intent on transforming our nation. It is an attempt to demolish our constitution and remake our nation to be something different. There may well be a source for the rioting directed by an anarchist group or groups determined to bring the United States to its knees and reform the way of its government.