Yearly Archives: 2013


Norwich Christmas Gifts – Order Now!

By | December 2nd, 2013|

 Thinking of buying copies of Norwich Matters or Norwich Heroes for Christmas? If so, consider ordering now. All book orders received before midnight December 19th will ship immediately and pre-Christmas delivery is guaranteed (U.S. Only...add some time for APOs). Also, If you'd like your books signed just send a note [...]

Putting Faces to Veteran’s Day 2013

By | November 10th, 2013|

The following is an excerpt from Norwich Heroes. The Illusion Captain Chris Leitch and his crew of two couldn’t have been happier when they departed Grand Bahama Island aboard the Illusion, a beautiful 67-foot sailboat, bound for Newport, Rhode Island, where the boat’s new owners eagerly awaited its arrival. When [...]

On Hogan’s Heroes

By | October 27th, 2013|

One of my non-Norwich Facebook friends recently asked me a question I've heard many times over the years. "Why do Norwich people go nuts when they hear the theme from Hogan's Heroes?" This one is tough to explain to people outside of the tribe but I'll give it a shot.

Vintage Skull and Swords

By | October 7th, 2013|

Introducing the Skull and Swords Sachem's Red. With its tantalizing bouquet and zesty finish, this red zinfandel is the perfect companion to warm your bones on a chilly fall evening...

Sacred Fall by Jack Weafer (NU ’70)

By | July 22nd, 2013|

Jack Weafer (NU'70) was as tough as woodpecker lips. He was a lifelong jock, competitive triathlete, successful psychotherapist, family man, and general overachiever accustomed to being in full control of his life. Then, one day, he unexpectedly fell backwards more than 50 feet into a rocky ravine - shattering everything [...]

VIDEO: An Interview With Randall H. Miller

By | June 4th, 2013|

This short 15 minute film has been about three months in the making. It's a blend of interviews, a few war stories, and some tips on research, writing, and publishing. I hope you enjoy it. See reviews of my books on See more comments about this video on [...]

FREE Access to Military Records

By | May 23rd, 2013|

Have you ever wondered about your family's military history but didn't know where to start? In honor of Memorial Day, is offering FREE access to its military records through May 27th. This includes enlistment, draft, and service records dating back to the American Revolution. This is a great tool [...]

MP3 Audio from Norwich Expert Voices Series

By | April 2nd, 2013|

On March 27th I sat for an hour long interview and audience Q & A for the Norwich University Expert Voices Series - sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and the Board of Fellows. The event was held at 7pm in the Sullivan Museum and History Center. The interview was conducted by Jon Allen (NU '94). The audio is posted below in two parts that you can listen to right here or download and take with you.

Toasting the Old South Barracks

By | March 17th, 2013|

They don't make men like Alden Partridge any more. And nobody makes toasts like he did. Here are three toasts offered by Partridge and met with raised glasses by the corps during a Fourth of July banquet (year unknown)...

A Word From Major General Ernest N. Harmon

By | March 10th, 2013|

Below are a few interesting excerpts from Major General Ernest N. Harmon's address to the Newcomen Society on October 6th, 1951, in Northfield, Vermont. Harmon was introduced by the Honorable Stanley C. Wilson - former Governor of Vermont and Chairman of the Norwich University Board of Trustees. I'll scan the [...]