Jerry's Journal

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He Went In Peace – Part II – Jerry’s Journal

By: Jerry Barksdale Summer, 1983, Beirut, Lebanon. Captain William E....
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He Went In Peace — Part I – Jerry’s Journal

By: Jerry Barksdale May 7, 1983. Camp LeJeune, N.C. His...
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In Harm’s Way – Part II

By: Jerry Barksdale South Vietnam, 1968. No one had to...
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In Harm’s Way – Part I – Jerry’s Journal

By: Jerry R. Barksdale February, 1968. Somewhere over the South...
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Cotton Bowl Bound In Nana Sue’s Land Yacht

By: Jerry R. Barksdale The girls were excited. We were...
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Discovered Letters from Vietnam

By: Jerry R. Barksdale It was Wednesday, January 11, 1967....
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Doggone It, Don’t Be Stealing My Cornbread

By: Jerry Barksdale I’ve had a lot to worry about...
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Lawn Warrior Rides Again

By: Jerry R. Barksdale I became aware of my unusual...
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Long Road to Taos Part III

By: Jerry R. Barksdale The morning broke cool and clear...
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Jerry’s Journal – Long Road to Taos – Part II

By: Jerry R. Barksdale My good friend (and sometimes red-head)...
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Long Road To Toaos: Part 1

July, 2015. The morning was hot and muggy when my...
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Jerry’s Journal – Flashbacks Of “Bad Sam” At The 50th Class Reunion

It began when I received a letter from Alabama School...
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Athens Now Jaybird Journal LAUGH ALERT! New Material!

Julia – Christmas Queen of Athens

Motorists speeding down I-65 and seeing the “Welcome to Athens”...
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You have been given a Republic-will you keep it?

Jerry will be guest speaker at the annual Boys and...
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Future Athens Mayor Requests Mercy Killing

“Every time you need someone with a weak mind and...
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Another Jerry Siting…Come See!

Jerry will be a guest of the Athens, Alabama Three...
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