The Old Major

The Old Major

I am a Vietnam veteran, a retired Marine officer, and a retired academic. Through it all, the one constant in my life has been my love of photography.
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Lynchburg, Virginia / USA - March 1, 2019: The Governor of Kentucky Matt Bevin speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference hosted by Liberty University.
Phu Bai, Quang Tri Province / Vietnam - June 30, 1967: Passengers waiting to board a Vietnam Air DC-6 airliner at the Phu Bai Airport during the Vietnam War.
Chico, Washington / USA - Nov. 1, 2009: A chum salmon jumping upstream to spawn in Chico Creek, Chico, Washington, on Nov. 1, 2009.
Blarney / Ireland - May 20, 2018: People lined up to kiss the Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle, Blarney, Ireland, on May 20, 2018.
Puget Sound, Washington / USA - June 5, 2002: The J Pod of orcas swimming in the Puget Sound, June 5, 2002.
Moll's Gap, Kenmare - Kerry / Ireland - 
May 19, 2018: A border collie herding sheep at the Kissane Sheep Farm, Moll's Gap, Ireland, on May 19, 2018.
Wilmington, Delaware / USA - Dec. 29, 1982: A late-stage Alzheimer's sufferer, who could no longer speak, reconnecting with the young boy for whom she used to baby sit.
Lynchburg, Virginia / USA - July 28, 2019: Three young people kayaking on Clemmons Lake in Lynchburg's Ivy Creek Park.
Lynchburg, Virginia / USA - February 4, 2019: A "Virginia is for lovers" reminder sculpture in front of the Lynchburg University chapel.
Phu Bai, Quang Tri Province / Vietnam - June 10, 1967: U.S. Marines selected for a special pacification program in Vietnam, the Combined Action Program, learning about artillery support.
Mount Rainier National Park, Washington / USA - September 4, 2010: Mount Rainier viewed from the Paradise Visitor Center, Mount Rainier National Park, September 4, 2010.
Cam Hieu, Quang Tri Province / Vietnam - Dec. 4, 1967: A Main-Force VC prisoner captured in Cam Hieu village, Quang Tri, Vietnam,   on Dec. 4, 1967, being interrogated by South Vietnamese officials.
Moll's Gap, Kenmare - Kerry / Ireland - 
May 19, 2018: A border collie herding sheep at the Kissane Sheep Farm, Moll's Gap, Ireland, on May 19, 2018.
Roanoke, Virginia / USA - May 18, 2020:  Cicadas newly emerged from their exoskeletons in a front yard in Roanoke, Virginia.
Seattle, Washington / USA - Dec. 30, 2006: The Bremerton - Seattle ferry at dusk with the Olympic Mountains in the background.
Cam Hieu, Quang Tri Province / Vietnam - Aug. 10, 1967: A young Vietnamese girl I photographed in the village of Cam Hieu, Quang Tri Province, Vietnam, on Aug. 10, 1967.
Chincoteague Island, Virginia / USA - July 25, 2018: Salt Water Cowboys herding Chincoteague ponies into a corral on Chincoteague Island after their annual swim from Assateague Island, July 25, 2018.
Moll's Gap, Kenmare - Kerry / Ireland - 
May 19, 2018: A border collie herding sheep at the Kissane Sheep Farm, Moll's Gap, Ireland, on May 19, 2018.
Nimes / France - September 29, 2019: The Pont du Gard, the surviving section of the Roman aqueduct built in the 1st Century A.D.  that still spans the Gard River in Nimes, France.
Clearwater Beach, Florida / USA - February 17, 2019: A male pelican swimming in the Clearwater Marina.
Forest, Virginia / USA - June 1, 2020: A pileated woodpecker feasting on suet at a backyard feeder in Forest, Virginia.
Forest, Virginia / USA - May 29, 2020:  A brother and sister cooling off by battling with super soakers in a backyard in Forest, Virginia.
Forest, Virginia / USA - May 29, 2020:  A brother and sister cooling off by battling with super soakers in a backyard in Forest, Virginia.
Forest, Virginia / USA - May 29, 2020:  A brother and sister cooling off by battling with super soakers in a backyard in Forest, Virginia.
Forest, Virginia / USA - May 29, 2020:  A brother and sister cooling off by battling with super soakers in a backyard in Forest, Virginia.
Forest, Virginia / USA - May 29, 2020:  A brother and sister cooling off by battling with super soakers in a backyard in Forest, Virginia.
Forest, Virginia / USA - May 29, 2020:  A brother and sister cooling off by battling with super soakers in a backyard in Forest, Virginia.
Blue Ridge Parkway, Virginia / USA - May 25, 2020: Looking down on dappled sunlight in the Arnold Valley at milepost 75.3 on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia.
Raccoon at Bird Feeder
Roanoke, Virginia / USA - May 18, 2020:  Cicadas newly emerged from their exoskeletons in a front yard in Roanoke, Virginia.
Berkeley, California / USA - April 14, 1985: A student holding a sign protesting the presence of ROTC on campus at the University of California Berkeley, on April 14, 1985.
Blarney / Ireland - May 20, 2018: People lined up to kiss the Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle, Blarney, Ireland, on May 20, 2018.
Lynchburg, Virginia / USA - November 15, 2019: Jerry Falwell Jr., president of Liberty University.
Gretna, Virginia / USA - May 15, 2020:  A coronavirus social-distancing warning sign at a self-pick strawberry farm in Gretna, Virginia.
Gretna, Virginia / USA - May 15, 2020:  A bucket of strawberries picked at a self-pick farm in Gretna, Virginia.
Gretna, Virginia / USA - May 15, 2020:  A young long-haired woman in skinny jeans picking strawberries at a self-pick farm in Gretna, Virginia.
Gretna, Virginia / USA - May 15, 2020:  A Mennonite grandmother and her granddaughter picking strawberries at a self-pick farm in Gretna, Virginia.
Gretna, Virginia / USA - May 15, 2020:  A Mennonite grandfather picking strawberries as his granddaughter climbs on his back at a self-pick farm in Gretna, Virginia.
Forest, Virginia / USA - May 10, 2020: A female bluebird feeding on suet at a backyard bird feeder in Forest, Virginia.
Annapolis, Maryland / USA - March 4, 1991: Vietnam veteran and novelist Tim O'Brien visiting the U. S. Naval Academy on March 4, 1991.
Forest, Virginia / USA - May 7, 2020:  A bluebird posing on a bird-feeder crook in a backyard in Forest, Virginia.
Forest, Virginia / USA - May 7, 2020:  A red-bellied woodpecker feeding on suet at a backyard bird feeder in Forest, Virginia.
Roanoke, Virginia / USA - November 1, 2019: A view of a rural house nestled among the fall foliage along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia.
Forest, Virginia / USA - May 1, 2020: A red-bellied woodpecker feasting on suet at a backyard feeder in Forest, Virginia.
Forest, Virginia / USA - May 1, 2020: A red-bellied woodpecker feasting on suet at a backyard feeder in Forest, Virginia.
Forest, Virginia / USA - April 26, 2020: A rose-breasted grosbeak feeding at a backyard bird feeder in Forest, Virginia.
Forest, Virginia / USA - April 26, 2020: Three rose-breasted grosbeak birds visiting backyard feeders in Forest, Virginia.
Beijing / China - February 26, 2006: An example of the art of Chinese cuisine, Beijing, China, February 26, 2006.
Forest, Virginia / USA - April 18, 2020: A bluebird posing on a birdhouse custom made to attract bluebirds.
Forest, Virginia / USA - April 19, 2020: A bluebird contemplating taking a bath in a backyard birdbath in Forest, Virginia.
Forest, Virginia / USA - April 19, 2020: A bluebird enjoying a backyard birdbath in Forest, Virginia.
Forest, Virginia / USA - April 19, 2020: A bluebird enjoying a backyard birdbath in Forest, Virginia.
Union, Washington / USA - September 4, 2013: A Skokomish First Nation member netting migrating salmon on Purdy Creek on a misty morning in Union, Washington.
Port Townsend, Washington / USA - March 2, 2015: The Western Flyer, a fishing boat used by the novelist John Steinbeck in 1940, being restored in a boatyard in Port Townsend, Washington.
San Francisco, California / USA - July 21, 1993: An iconic San Francisco cable car being turned around on its turntable.
Lynchburg, Virginia / USA - November 28, 2018: Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. introducing a town hall discussion on the opioid crisis at Liberty University on November 28, 2018.
Forest, Virginia / USA - April 6, 2020: Neighborhood Walmart employees limiting access and enforcing social distancing during the Covid 19 crisis in Forest, Virginia.
Forest, Virginia / USA - April 6, 2020: A large half-timber construction house abandoned in Forest, Virginia.
Forest, Virginia / USA - April 6, 2020:  Cherokee Brave Dogwood blossoms on a front yard tree in Forest, Virginia.
Glenville, West Virginia / USA - October 11, 1993: A Tennessee walking horse meeting a curious German shepherd dog belonging to a new neighbor in Glenville, West Virginia.
Lynchburg, Virginia / USA - April 23, 2019: Liberty University viewed from the top of Candler's Mountain just above the Liberty University ("LU") monogram.
Cam Hieu, Quang Tri Province / Vietnam - Aug. 8, 1967: A pensive South Vietnamese Popular Force soldier taking a break while on patrol in Cam Hieu, Quang Tri Province, Vietnam, on Aug. 8, 1967.
Monteverde / Costa Rica - May 6, 2019: A blooming heliconia plant viewed along the canopy walk through the cloud forest in Selvatura Park , Monteverde, Costa Rica.
Fairy Stone State Park / Virginia - May 17, 2019: The rustic strong-back tent accommodation known as a yurt in Fairy Stone State Park, Virginia.
Forest, Virginia / USA - August 19, 2019: A female ruby-throated hummingbird taking advantage of a backyard feeder in Forest, Virginia.
Forest, Virginia / USA - March 17, 2020: A first-grade girl doing taking her classes online because her school closed due to the coronavirus crisis.
Forest, Virginia / USA - March 9, 2020: An abandoned, dilapidated house next to a major highway in Forest, Virginia.
Lynchburg, Virginia / USA - March 9, 2020: Two Canadian geese having a spat at Ivy Creek Park's Lake Clemmons.
Forest, Virginia / USA - March 9, 2020: A young boy displaying his "super power" of disposing of trash in a proper receptacle.
Waynesboro, Virginia / USA - March 7, 2020: "Grayson," a gyrfalcon surrendered by a falconer and being cared for at the Wildlife Center of Virginia.
Waynesboro, Virginia / USA - March 7, 2020: "Grayson," an injured broad-winded hawk being cared for at the Wildlife Center of Virginia.
Waynesboro, Virginia / USA - March 7, 2020: "Grayson," an injured broad-winded hawk being cared for at the Wildlife Center of Virginia.
Waynesboro, Virginia / USA - March 7, 2020: "Grayson," an injured broad-winded hawk being cared for at the Wildlife Center of Virginia.
Waynesboro, Virginia / USA - March 7, 2020: "Grayson," an injured broad-winded hawk being cared for at the Wildlife Center of Virginia.
Waynesboro, Virginia / USA - March 7, 2020: An injured black vulture named "buttercup" being cared for and fed by a volunteer at the Wildlife Center of Virginia.
Waynesboro, Virginia / USA - March 7, 2020: An injured black vulture named "buttercup" being cared for and fed by a volunteer at the Wildlife Center of Virginia.
Waynesboro, Virginia / USA - March 7, 2020: An injured black vulture named "buttercup" being cared for and fed by a volunteer at the Wildlife Center of Virginia.
Waynesboro, Virginia / USA - March 7, 2020: An injured black vulture named "buttercup" being cared for and fed by a volunteer at the Wildlife Center of Virginia.
Clearwater, Florida / USA - February 17, 2019: The former Fort Harrison Hotel, now the spiritual headquarters of the Church of Scientology in Clearwater, Florida.
Arles / France - September 28, 2019: The traditional tile roofing of Arles, France.
Arles / France - September 28, 2019: A vendor creating colorful artistic vegetable arrangements for sale at the open-air Saturday market in Arles, France.
Arles / France - September 29, 2019: Flamingos feeding and resting in the Camargue region of France near Arles.
Lynchburg, Virginia / USA - March 2, 2020: The beginning of the Point of Honor Trail, an offshoot of the Blackwater Creek Bikeway, in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Moll's Gap, Kenmare - Kerry / Ireland - 
May 19, 2018: A border collie herding sheep at the Kissane Sheep Farm, Moll's Gap, Ireland, on May 19, 2018.
Lynchburg, Virginia / USA - July 23, 2016: A little girl inadvertently illustrating the myth of Sisyphus with her beach ball on her sliding board.
Olympic National Park, Washington / USA - November 19, 2005: A segment of the 11.8 mile long, 623 feet deep Lake Crescent in Washington's Olympic National Park.
Bosany / Slovakia - July 16, 2006: A statue to the tanner in the leather-tanning center of Slovakia and later the Communist Block, Bosany, Slovakia, July 16, 2006.
Monteverde / Costa Rica - May 6, 2019: Tourists crossing one of the 8 bridges of the canopy walk in the clouds over the rain forest in Selvatura Park , Monteverde, Costa Rica.
Arles / France - September 28, 2019: The former Cafe la Nuit, now the Cafe Van Gogh— Vincent Van Gogh’s favorite and site of the quarrel with his friend and fellow artist Paul Gauguin.
Sitges / Spain - October 4, 2019: Seafood paella sampled at a restaurant in the Mediterranean  beach town of Sitges, Spain.
Memphis, Tennessee / USA - March 5, 2004: A trumpet player entertaining a little girl and passersby outside a club on Beale Street.
New Bern, North Carolina / USA - July 11, 1981: A young woman in colonial garb demonstrating candle making to a tourist at Tryon Palace in New Bern, North Carolina.
Havelock, North Carolina / USA - June 19, 1993: A young boy fascinated by two dead cicadas he found on his lawn.
Havelock, North Carolina / USA - August 10, 1992: A boy giving a precocious neighbor's dog a ride on his bicycle.
Havelock, North Carolina / USA - August 10, 1992: A boy giving a precocious neighbor's dog a ride on his bicycle.
New Bern, North Carolina / USA - July 11, 1981: A young woman in colonial garb demonstrating candle making on the grounds of Tryon Palace in New Bern, North Carolina.
Havelock, North Carolina / USA - May 14, 1983: A young boy getting his face painted a fund-raiser for a parochial school in Havelock, North Carolina.
Gretna Green / Scotland - May 15, 2018: An elopement reenactment at Gretna Green, Scotland's historic elopement mecca, May 15, 2018.
Lynchburg, Virginia / USA - November28, 2018: Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar speaking at a town hall discussion on the opioid crisis in America hosted by Liberty University.
Lynchburg, Virginia / USA - April 23, 2019: Liberty University's Freedom Tower viewed from the top of Candler's Mountain just above the Liberty University ("LU") monogram.
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