Veterans Day 2010 Tribute
Via Comic Book Covers At ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com!
Top Photo: My Grandfather, Aloysisus 'Ollie' Hamersk(i)y at Camp Funston, Kansas At the Start of WWI. He served in the US Army!
Immediate Top Photo - My Father, Francis L Hamersky at his retirement from the US Navy!
This year I'm showing my grandfather and father in their uniforms at the top and then publishing one comic book cover from each of the branches in the Armed Forces to the right.
There are multiples to choose from four of the branches, Navy, Army, Air Force and Marines, but its always a hard one to find a Comic Book Cover with the Coast Guard on the front cover!
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TODAY'S FEATURE - Blog #3278:
Why do I publish a blog each year for this Holiday?
Well, first I'm a 'Navy Brat'. I was 'exposed' to Navy & Marines themed comic books at the barbershop when we were stationed on Kodiak Island, Alaska back in 1963. There were quite a few in 'circulation' there!
As stated before in this Blog, I was first given 'funnybooks', (Chilly Willy, Woody Woodpecker, etc.), by by Great Aunt Marge and Great Uncle Howard, and then I started getting Western TV show comic book adaptations in the late 1950's.
It wasn't until I was in Alaska that I realized there were 'war comics' as well! That's because distribution at 7-lls and other type of convenience stores were kind of a hit or miss proposition back then in Southern California. Plus I had a small allowance!
It wasn't until Stan Lee & Jack Kirby started Sgt. Fury & His Howling Commandos in 1963, that I actually started collecting war comics! Sure Sgt. Fury was a 'little bit' far fetched, but I had rally gotten into Stan's & Jack's stories by then!
Nowadays 'war comics' don't have the circulation they once had, but there has been a small resurgence in the genre in recent years.
I urge you to take a look at the following links to just view some of the titles that have been published throughout the years!
Namely, comic books with 'Navy' in the title, comic books with 'Army' in the title, comic books with 'Air Force' in the title, and comic books with 'Marines' in the title! Sad to say, there hasn't been a comic book title with 'Coast Guard' in it per the GCD, where the above links take you to. I could just stare for hours at all of the comic book covers that are shown there!
BTW, If YOU are in the San Diego Metro area today, (November 11th, 2010), you might want to check out the celebration on the USS Midway, that is now a floating museum at the Port of San Diego!
Here is the link to the Party, and here are the details:
Veteran's Day Celebration on the USS Midway!
Thursday, November 11, 2010 - 6 PM - 10 PM
Honor our "Greatest Generation", with a night full of:
•High Flying Swing Dancing
•Exciting Big Band Performances
•"Victorious" Fare (Dinner is provided)
•1940's Costume and Dance Contests!
Tickets on sale now online and at the USS Midway Museum Ticket Booth!
$45 General Admission / $35 USS Midway Museum Members
San Diego used to be quite a BIG Navy Town back in the Day! There are still a lot of active servicemen and retired Navy personnel here, including my Dad who I pictured above.
If YOU are in the area, (I realize it is short notice, but just heard it mentioned on a radio station yesterday), then check it out. Plus take in a tour of the USS Midway while you are there!
In closing, I do appreciate all of those who have served in the Armed Forces, no matter what branch, and celebrate with you the 2010 Veterans Day Holiday.
But when it comes to the Annual Army-Navy Football Game... Well, it's 'Go NAVY, Beat Army'!
My thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts, now up to 3,275 total posts in number! I do appreciate your continued reading and support of this Blog!
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~ Michael D Hamersky @ ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com
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