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(Contact Info: larry at larryblakeley.com)

Important Note: You will need to click this icon to download the free needed to view most of the images on this Web site - just a couple of clicks and you're "good to go." For reasons why - go here.

A listing and access link to all:
song lyrics and mp3 audio files http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/ (all of which are a part of this Web site) can be accessed simply by selecting the "htm" file for the song you want;

poetry http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/poetry.htm;

quotations http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/quotations.htm; and

essays written by Larry Blakeley http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/articles/articles_larry_blakeley.htm,

all of which are used to tell the story in this Web site, can be accessed by going to each respective link set out above.

My son, Larry Blakeley http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/larryblakeley_photos_jpeg.htm manages this Web site and the following Web sites:

Larry Blakeley (Contact Info: larry at larryblakeley.com)

Leslie (Blakeley) Adkins - my granddaughter

Lori Ann Blakeley (June 20, 1985 - May 4, 2005) - my granddaughter

Evan Blakeley- my grandson

Major Roy James Blakeley (December 10, 1928 - July 22, 1965) - USAF (KIA)

When I was young my dad would say
Come on son let's go out and play

No matter how hard I try
No matter how many tears I cry
No matter how many years go by
I still can't say goodbye

- "I Still Can't Say Goodbye," Performer: Chet Atkins

MP3 audio file/lyrics http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/still_cant_say_goodbye.htm

For a larger image click on the photograph.

Added the following to Web page http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs.htm

Civil Wars - file name david_byrne_civil_wars1997.htm

(For quick access go here MP3 audio file/lyrics at http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/david_byrne_civil_wars1997.htm)

Post Date: March 21, 2005 at 9:05 AM CST; 1505 GMT

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Added the following to Web page http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/philanthropy.htm

The Foundation Center http://www.fdncenter.org

- Collect, organize, and communicate information on U.S. philanthropy.
- Conduct and facilitate research on trends in the field.
- Provide education and training on the grantseeking process.
- Ensure public access to information and services through our Web site, print and electronic publications, five library/learning centers, and a national network of Cooperating Collections.

Founded in 1956, the Center is the nation's leading authority on philanthropy and is dedicated to serving grantseekers, grantmakers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public.

Post Date: March 14, 2005 at 7:25 AM CST; 1325 GMT

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Added the following to Web page http://www.royblakeley.name/roy_james_blakeley/marines_wade_ashore.htm

Actually, the first U.S. helicopter mission in Vietnam occurred in 1962 - commanded by Colonel Archie Clapp. The squadron was the Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 362 (HMM 362) http://www.hmm362.org/index.htm flying UH-34's. This first tactical unit of the Marines was documented by famed journalist, Dickey Chapelle, in a November 1962 article covering the Vietnam helicopter war.

"Wisconsin-born photojournalist Chapelle was one of the first women foreign correspondents to cover World War II, the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and other U.S. military engagements worldwide. Her writings and pictures appeared in the magazines Reader's Digest, National Geographic, Look, and the Saturday Evening Post from the 1940's to the 1960's. Chapelle was killed in Vietnam in 1965 while pursuing her profession." - The Wisconsin Historical Society http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/, Photographs from the Vietnam War by Dickey Chapelle http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=829

Post Date: March 7, 2005 at 12:15 PM CST; 1815 GMT

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Added the following resource to the Web page http://www.royblakeley.name/roy_james_blakeley/vietnam_history.htm

"Reporting Vietnam: American Journalism 1959-1969: Volume One," Jonathan Z. Larsen, Library of America http://www.loa.org, ISBN: 1-883011-58-2 (858 pages) http://www.loa.org/volume.jsp?RequestID=128

"Reporting Vietnam: American Journalism 1969-1975: Volume Two," Jonathan Z. Larsen, Library of America http://www.loa.org, ISBN: 1-883011-59-0 (857 pages) http://www.loa.org/volume.jsp?RequestID=129

Post Date: March 7, 2005 at 7:30 AM CST; 1330 GMT