Jesse Martin Rodkey, ‘Doughboy’

As Memorial Day approaches, my attention has been drawn to the lost story of Jess Martin Rodkey, PFC US National Guard 110th Infantry 28th Division Company G. PFC Martin was wounded on October 4 1918, the first day of the Second Phase of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive during World War One. His wounds were severe enough…More


I tend not to discuss the circumstances leading to my enlistment in the NAVY. Mainly because they revolve around a time in my life that was just about as low as it could possibly get. Since I am spinning yarns to refresh my future brain cells, why not start at the beginning – eh? Let…More