Military Brat Life Blogs

Lost in a Sonic Boom

“Giving the speed of sound the slip; has cracked the air like a penny whip.”—John Updike

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City of Rochefort Gives a Unique Gift . . .

“In the City of Rochefort, France there stands what is known as the Arsenal Arch. It almost looks like a miniature version of Paris’ Arc d’Triumphe”

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Mr. Loo

There are some people and places that are truly unforgettable. This is Debbie Adam’s essay essay about a special time, place and person in her life.

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My First Trip to Germany

Moving is always exciting, but a first trip overseas is very special indeed for a twelve year old.

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The History of the POW/MIA Bracelet . . .

During the Cold War Years, many Military Brats and civilians wore POW and MIA bracelets. This article is about the bracelet I still wear in remembrance of SGT. Kenneth Lancaster.

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The Lost Ones

“We saw the world, and were fortunate to have the opportunities we had to visit places and meet people most of our extended families and friends only dream about. All of that comes with a price—we have no where to call ‘home’.”

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This Army Brat

Ever been to 17 different countries, 13 differnet schools, moved 7 times, and seen some of the greatest things in the world before you even turned 18?  Ray Wilhelm has, and this is his story.

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In The Beginning

My Story begins where every one else’s does…the Water Tower.

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Libraries

Post libraries provided a quiet, organized place to learn more about the world, work on term papers, find a novel to read or check out the latest Playboy centerfold.

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Rags to Riches

My father seemed to handle the stresses of his career very well. There was one strange thing he was hung up on that I could never understand.

For all of you that have had to go through similar quirks and crappy treatment, here is a story on how providence gave me my comeuppance.

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The Brat Chronicles by Michael Ritter

The Brat Chronicles by Michael Ritter is full of stories and experiences all Military Brats can relate to. This excerpt will have you in stitches!

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A Military Brat in Karlsruhe Germany

In the summer of 1960 my Father received orders for a tour of duty in Germany. Our home for the past three years had been the town of Stillwater Oklahoma. Dad was an Army captain in the Engineer Corps who had been one of just a few active-duty personnel assigned to an Army Reserve unit. I had no idea how living in Karlsruhe Germany would be so different from living in the United States of America.

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Living With John Wayne

Greg Kerr brings us a great tribute to his father, his hero.

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Moving, Moving, Moving

It’s hard to stop—when you are always moving.

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Culture Shock

After spending several years overseas, culture shock when returning to the United States is a given.

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