Features http://www.sentinelnews.com/features/todaysfeatures en A heart for children http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/heart-children <img src="http://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/neiuganda_groupwithhannahjones.jpg" alt="Hannah Jones with a group of children in Uganda." title="Hannah Jones with a group of children in Uganda." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Children can tug at your heartstrings, especially when they are in need.</p> <p> Uganda, located along the equator in eastern Africa, is home to 2.3 million orphans, and two women &ndash; a mother and daughter from Shelbyville &ndash; are doing what they can to provide for a small fraction of them.</p> <p> After a trip to Uganda last year, Hannah Jones and her mother, Linda Jones, came back home determined to make a dream come true for some children in a village near Jinja, 54 miles east of the capitol city of Kampala.</p> A heart for children http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/heart-children <img src="http://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/neiuganda_groupwithhannahjones.jpg" alt="Hannah Jones with a group of children in Uganda." title="Hannah Jones with a group of children in Uganda." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Children can tug at your heartstrings, especially when they are in need.</p> <p> Uganda, located along the equator in eastern Africa, is home to 2.3 million orphans, and two women &ndash; a mother and daughter from Shelbyville &ndash; are doing what they can to provide for a small fraction of them.</p> <p> After a trip to Uganda last year, Hannah Jones and her mother, Linda Jones, came back home determined to make a dream come true for some children in a village near Jinja, 54 miles east of the capitol city of Kampala.</p> My Marine Corps Journal 1937-42, Part 7: Rebel Haitian pays price for mutilating Puller’s friend http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/my-marine-corps-journal-1937-42-part-7-rebel-haitian-pays-price-mutilating-puller%E2%80%99s-friend <img src="http://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/genvanstockum_marines7mccutcheon.jpg" alt="Keith B. McCutcheon as a Four Star General. As a second lieutenant in 1938, he had stood first in my Basic School Class of 82." title="Keith B. McCutcheon as a Four Star General. As a second lieutenant in 1938, he had stood first in my Basic School Class of 82." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> February 20, 1938</p> <p> After the last class on Friday, I left with A. J. Stuart on my way to N.Y. It was a beautiful day. We took the skyline route to the Holland Tunnel, under the Hudson to N.Y. &ldquo;Jeb&rdquo; drove up Riverside Drive on his way to Boston, letting me off at about 50th St. There at seven P.M. I landed in the Big City. I took a bus to Broadway and walked down that famous street to Times Square. I was certainly not disappointed at the electric signs there. It was as light as day on the great white way. Had my first glimpse of the famous Wrigley sign.</p> My Marine Corps Journal 1937-42, Part 6: Chesty Puller Takes a Bride! http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/my-marine-corps-journal-1937-42-part-6-chesty-puller-takes-bride <img src="http://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/genvanstockummarines6_chestymarriage.jpg" alt="Captain &#039;Chesty&#039; Puller and his bride Virginia in 1937." title="Captain &#039;Chesty&#039; Puller and his bride Virginia in 1937." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Notes: For original hand-written Journal, see Ronald. R. Van Stockum Papers, The Filson Historical Society. Throughout this series, actual Journal entries will appear in regular type, with my explanations or amplifications in bold enclosed in brackets.</p> <p> [I have been surprised to notice that I had neglected to record in my Journal a startling event at the Basic School in November 1937.</p> My Marine Corps Journal 1937-42, Part 5: Captain ‘Chesty’ Puller: ‘Buff Yo’ Buttons’ http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/my-marine-corps-journal-1937-42-part-5-captain-%E2%80%98chesty%E2%80%99-puller-%E2%80%98buff-yo%E2%80%99-buttons%E2%80%99 <img src="http://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/genvanstockummarines5drawing.jpg" alt="World War I drawing by John W. Thomason" title="World War I drawing by John W. Thomason" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Note: For original hand-written Journal, see the Ronald. R. Van Stockum Papers, The Filson Historical Society. Throughout this series, actual Journal entries will appear in regular type, with my explanations or amplifications in bold enclosed in brackets.</p> <p> December 4, 1937</p> Brig. Gen. Ron Van Stockum: History researched and recalled http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/brig-gen-ron-van-stockum-history-researched-and-recalled <img src="http://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/genvanstockum-ford.jpg" alt="Brig. Gen. Van Stockum, President Ford, Representative Tim Lee Carter of the Kentucky 5th District. " title="Brig. Gen. Van Stockum, President Ford, Representative Tim Lee Carter of the Kentucky 5th District. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> All the talk of a contested Republican convention reminds me of my experiences at the fringe of the 1976 primary campaign. In that year, I was Chairman of the Louisville Armed Forces Committee, whose primary mission was to organize Louisville&rsquo;s Annual Armed Forces Banquet, scheduled that year for May 14. As this was to be the Committee&rsquo;s Fiftieth Banquet, the first having been addressed by Gen. Pershing in 1919, I thought seeking President Gerald Ford to be our guest of honor would be appropriate.</p> My Marine Corps Journal 1937-42, Part 4: A mapping lesson to remember http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/my-marine-corps-journal-1937-42-part-4-mapping-lesson-remember <img src="http://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/genvanstockum_marines_sketch.jpg" alt="My unsatisfactory area sketch. I learned about more than mapping that day." title="My unsatisfactory area sketch. I learned about more than mapping that day." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Note: For original hand-written Journal, see the Ronald. R. Van Stockum Papers, The Filson Historical Society. Throughout this series, actual Journal entries will appear in regular type, with my explanations or amplifications in bold enclosed in brackets.</p> <p> October 30, 1937</p> My Marine Corps Journal 1937-42, Part 3: Machine guns and mapping http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/my-marine-corps-journal-1937-42-part-3-machine-guns-and-mapping <img src="http://www.sentinelnews.com/sites/www.sentinelnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/genvanstockum_marines3group.jpg" alt="Hut-mates at Indiantown Gap in 1937. Joe Stewart at left and the author in front." title="Hut-mates at Indiantown Gap in 1937. Joe Stewart at left and the author in front." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Note: Throughout this series, actual Journal entries will appear in regular type, with my explanations or amplifications in bold enclosed in brackets. My original hand-written Journal is included in the Ronald R. Van Stockum Papers in the Archives of The Filson Historical Society in Louisville.</p> <p> Sept 26, 1937</p> <p> Received a nice letter from Colonel Kimmel yesterday. [Head of the University of Washington ROTC unit who had been very supportive.]</p>