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Helping Others Today (HOT)

Helping Others Today (HOT) is a not-for-profit initiative established by Bernard Loeffke and his children, Marc and Kristina. HOT supports the Friendship Fund of the United States Military Academy at West Point. The purpose of this fund is to foster friendships between young leaders of China, the former Soviet Union, and the United States of Read More

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August 2022 – Cooperation Or Confrontation?

This month’s newsletter, as featured in the John Know Village Gazette in the August 2022 edition. Cooperation Or Confrontation? As I look back in history, there were many important events that occurred 50 years ago. One major event that’s often overlooked in the year of Watergate, was President Richard M. Nixon’s visit to China in Read More

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The 50th Anniversary Run/Walk

CLICK HERE TO LEARN HOW TO ENTER THE US-CHINA ANNIVERSARY MARATHON. Cooperation Or Confrontation? As I look back in history, there were many important events that occurred 50 years ago. One major event that’s often overlooked in the year of Watergate, was President Richard M. Nixon’s visit to China in February 1972. This visit officially Read More

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China and US: A General’s Dream Video

China and US: A General’s Dream Video

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October 2020 – The Triad, The Foursome And What We Can Do To Assure Freedom

This month’s newsletter, as featured in the John Know Village Gazette in the October 2020 edition. A World View From A Retired Military Veteran The Triad All that I am writing was declassified many years ago. The first A-Bomb was dropped from an airplane 75 years ago on a Japanese city. Thousands died instantly and Read More

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September 2020 – A General’s Thoughts: ‘The Least Beastly…’

John Knox Village Gazette – A General’s Thoughts: ‘The Least Beastly…’ Sgt. Larry Morford was a soldier in the unit I commanded in Vietnam. Larry did not believe in war as the way to resolve conflicts. I once asked him why, if he felt this way, had he volun- teered for Vietnam and combat duty. Read More

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August 2020 – From Those Who Have Much, Much Is Expected For Those Who Have Nothing A Little Is A Lot

8-7-18 September gazette – Central America – Those Who Have Much “Men often hate each other because they fear each other. They fear each other because they don’t know each other. They don’t know each other because they cannot communicate.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. What is H.O.T? Helping Others Today (H.O.T.) is our family’s Read More

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July 2020 – Die If You Must, But Do Not Kill

This month’s newsletter, as featured in the John Know Village Gazette in the July 2020 edition. Die If You Must, But Do Not Kill In My Lifetime? It Happened Again In late 1969, I was ordered from Vietnam, where I was commanding a unit in combat, to report to the White House. I was to Read More

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June 2020 – The Importance Of A Flag

This month’s newsletter, as featured in the John Know Village Gazette in the June 2020 edition. Remember To Celebrate Flag Day June 14 When U.S. Army officers are promoted to generals, they are issued a flag. In my apartment, there is a statue of a warrior on a horse holding my two-star general’s flag. The Read More