Adm. Lloyd R. "Joe" Vasey, Capt. Guy O'Neil and I have written an online book that details the history of the USS GUNNEL.
John F. Dugan was a young Marine who was killed in Vietnam. This site is dedicated to his memory as well as the other brave men of LIMA Co., 3rd Batt, 9th Reg, 3rd Marine Division.
During a trip my son and I made to Normandy, France in May 2006 we randomly picked a grave in the Normandy American Cemetery that we would "adopt". The grave we picked belongs to Fred Chapman who was killed on D-Day, June 6, 1944. We set up this page in his honor.
Although many graves in American Military Cemeteries overseas have been adopted by locals, most of the graves of unknowns go unadopted. This is the story of My Unknown Soldier
This is one of my favorite internet videos. In 11 minutes you will learn everything you'll ever need to know about inter-service rivalry. To all who have ever served, thank you! Reveille
Every year at Christmas we set up the Lionel trains that my father bought when Jean was born. This is Plasticville in 2003.
Living on the border of a bird sanctuary has its pluses and minuses. The pluses are the birds. The minuses are those pesky BEARS.
Planning site for the May 2008 Danube River cruise that Gail and I took in 2008. Here is our review on Cruise Critic.
The year in pictures 2008.
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Brugge, Belgium June 2010
James M. Lavelle
Brugge, June 2010


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