Socialize

Facebook
Home » Archives by category » Community » Jack Remembers (Page 4)

Jack Remembers: Compared to an army Jeep, the Hummer’s nothin’ but a bummer

By Jack Hackley The worst job in a light weapons Infantry Company is to be a B.A.R. man.  The best job is to be a jeep driver.  In my Army…

Jack Remembers: Fattening our pigs wasn’t rocket science

By Jack Hackley My dad raised Spotted Poland hogs (Poland China).  Back then, we had a corn picker that took the ear off the stalk and elevated it to a…

Jack Remembers: Our little town turned out pilots like crazy

By Jack Hackley In 1950, Oak Grove had the most pilots per capita of any city in the United States.  We had a population of 761 and 45 pilots. The…

Jack Remembers: Congressman Bill Hungate had a sense of humor and patience of a donkey and elephant combined

By Jack Hackley Bill Hungate was Congressman from the 9th Congressional District from 1964 to 1977. He became well-known as the author of the Articles of Impeachment against President Nixon.…

Jack Remembers: Why waste money on Hamid Karzai when the 8th Cavalry can do the job?

By Jack Hackley Every once in a while I read something in the paper that sets me on my ear. This time, it was an article in The Kansas City…

Jack Remembers: Reader glad to see kind words about VFW’s Jim Rippy

By Jack Hackley I receive a lot of letters and e-mails, and would like to share a couple of them with you: Jack, I look forward to reading your column…

Jack Remembers: Our colonel must’ve had an inkling what was coming down the pike

By Jack Hackley The military recently handed down a long-overdue regulation on tattoos. No one in the military shall have a tattoo below the elbow or a tattoo below the…

A Kansas City song earned royalties for 65 years, even without Elvis

By Jack Hackley In 1953 in Memphis, a young 18-year-old Elvis Presley went in to a studio and paid $2.75 to make a demo record of his mother’s favorite song,…

Jack Remembers: No matter how you cut it, watermelons aren’t as good as they once were

By Jack Hackley Joel Nichols, longtime weather man for KMBC, Kansas City’s ABC affiliate, sent the following email: Hello Jack, It was great to meet you at Tim and Maria’s…

When vets need help, Jim Rippy’s who they call

Every once in a while you run in to someone who is so devoted to a cause, they work at it full time with no pay.  In Richmond, it is…