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P. Araya

Pablo Araya grew up in Naperville and enjoys writing about his experiences in the Navy, the FBI and growing up in the best town around. Contact Pablo at boblow9913@gmail.com.

The Way I See It – Parade memories

As a kid growing up in Naperville, the month of May was my second favorite of the year. December, with Christmas and my birthday,...

The Way I See It – Youth is wasted on the young

It was 1987, and all of us young, junior Navy Officers were bellied up to the bar at the O’Club, in Naval Air Facility...

The Way I see it – RIP Toby Keith

On June 30, 2017, I was conducting escort duties for three WWII Veterans from the Judd Kendall VFW Post. I had to bring them...

The Way I See It – Just change the channel

Can someone explain to me how watching The Tube has become less enjoyable than it was when we had a choice of only three...

The Way I See It – Gridiron Fail

In 2016 Colin Kaepernick took “workplace protest” to a new low. A few weeks later, NFL Commissioner Goodell acquiesced to a handful of pampered...

Hakuna Matata

In December 1987, after an arduous, but militarily successful deployment to the Arabian Sea and patrols in the Straits of Hormuz, the USS MIDWAY...

Thanks for the memories, Mr. Hope

On November 11, our grateful country recognizes all Veterans in all the Service Branches, past and present, and thanks them for their service. Whether you...

Unfathomable to imagine the fear at Normandy

A few contrails and wispy clouds were all I could see looking up at an impossibly blue sky. Simply a perfect day to walk...

A wedding frock

In the U.S. military, “frocking" is the practice of a commissioned officer selected for promotion wearing the insignia of the higher grade before the...

Judd-A-Thon 2023

Update, Aug. 31, 2023 / Kindly note that in order to be guaranteed a collectable, commemorative t-shirt, participants planning to walk/run/stroll/skip/summersault in the annual...

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