Author Archives: David R. Shearman

“Khoda hafiz, Sahib”

“Khoda Hafiz, Sahib” was the last transmission sent to me via the IM text message this past weekend. It had travelled 8000 miles to get to me. I just laid there in bed staring at the ceiling fan turning above … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Holidays this Crazy 2020 Year – Deployed Style

Being home for the holidays and spending time with your family and loved ones makes this time of year the very best. Families look forward to the holiday season to share gifts, goodwill and cheer, and to reflect on what … Continue reading

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Reflections this Veteran’s Day

It was late when we pulled out of the bus station in Columbia, South Carolina. The air was thick, hot, and muggy that summer night in May 1981 when we boarded that Grey Hound Bus. There were maybe twenty of … Continue reading

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Philadelphia – Another American City Besieged by Political Based Violence

Philadelphia Riots October 28, 2020 Continue reading

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Do Not Live in Fear. Do not be Silent. Raise the Flag of Freedom

I enjoy writing as it has been a means for me to express my views and opinions. I have been graciously afforded the opportunity to write an opinion column for a newspaper for several years now and I have expanded … Continue reading

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