"Propinquity has made us associates. Liability has made us
partners, and necessity has made us allies. History has made us
comrades, and sympathy has made us friends. Those whom fate has
accidentally joined together in common cause, let no man put
paraphrase of 17 May 1961 address to the Canadian
Parliament by John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Preparations for the publication of COMBAT
magazine were enabled by vocational-rehabilitation training
provided under Chapter 31 CFR by the U.S. Department of Veterans
Affairs (VA); under the ægis of the Veterans' Preference
Act of 1944, the Veterans' Education and Training Amendments of
1950, the Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1952, the
Veterans' Readjustment Benefits Act of 1966, the Veterans Pension
and Readjustment Assistance Act of 1967, the Veterans' Education
and Training Amendments Act of 1970, the Veterans' Employment and
Readjustment Act of 1972, the Veterans' Job Training Act, the
Vietnam-Era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, the Veterans'
Education and Rehabilitation Equalization Amendments Act of 1974,
the Veterans' Education and Employment Assistance Act of 1976,
the Veterans' Rehabilitation and Education Amendments of 1980,
the Veterans' Health Care, Training, and Small Business Loan Act
of 1981, the Veterans' Small Business Loan Act of 1981, the
Veterans' Educational Assistance Act of 1984, the Veterans'
Employment, Training, and Counseling Amendments of 1988, the
Veterans Education and Employment Amendments of 1989, the
Veterans' Educational Assistance Amendments of 1991, the
Rehabilitation and Betterment Act of 1949, the Vocational
Rehabilitation Act of 1950, the Vocational Rehabilitation
Amendments of 1954, of 1965, of 1967, of 1968, the Federal Higher
Education Act of 1965, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the
Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1974, the Rehabilitation Act
Extension of 1976, the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1978, of
1984, of 1986, of 1991, of 1992, of 1993, the Equal Employment
Opportunity Act of 1972, the Job Training Partnership Act, the
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Civil Rights Act of
1964, and the Civil Rights Act of 1991.
"... some of the most valuable work needed by
civilization is essentially non-remunerative in its character,
and of course the people who do this work should in large part be
drawn from those to whom remuneration is an object of
by Theodore Roosevelt ["Citizenship in a Republic" address
on 23 April 1910 at the University of Paris, Sorbonne]
The staff wishes to gratefully recognize the following persons,
who have contributed in myriad ways to the creation of this
project, or who have facilitated the existence of
COMBAT magazine: Zoltan J. Acs, Glenn A. Adams,
Kyle E. Almond, Tracy Alton, Bob Andrews, Tony Annoreno,
Elizabeth Ashtree, Jonathan Avila, James L. Baker, Christopher S.
Baldwin, Geoffrey T. Barker, Raymond R. Battreall, Austin Bay,
Stuart A. Beckley, Bill Bell, Charles L. Berg, Janice Bickham,
Ngo Nhu Binh, Douglas S. Blaufarb, Roy H. Boehm, Linda Bowles,
Ray A. Bows, Richard B. Boyle III, John R Brookshire, J. Page
Browning, Luther G.H. Brubaker, Miriam R. Brubaker, J. Thomas
Burch Jr, Richard R. Burns, Donna B. Calvert, Virginia
Carruthers, John F. Cassidy, Bruce K. Caulkins, Patrick J.
Chachulski, Rex Cherry, Rebecca Childers, David Choate, Duane
Christianson, Jill J. Christensen, Bill Clark, Judd L. Clemens,
Hulon D. Clowers, Paul Combs, Catherine Connor-Lips, James T.
Coolican, Cesar C. Coronado, B. Keith Cossey, Gerald L. Crews,
Christopher Crawley, Jeff Crowell, Henry F. Dagenais, Jack L.
Daniel, Tommy Daniels, Charles H. "Hamster" Davis, Jack C. DeBoer
Jr, Joe S. Deer, Bill DelAune, John M. DelVecchio, Louis
DiPonziano, James C. Donahue, Ed Edman, Devon Edrington, Michael
Enright, Hal S. Feldman, Ryan A. Forbus, Marlene Forsythe, Brett
Fowlkes, Geoffrey E. Fullen, Patricia Gadbaugh, Terry L. Garrett,
Robert F. Gilbert, Buck Gillespie, Michael N. George, David L.
Grieger, Gladys Gruber, George Hadeler, Rachael L. Hamm, Phyllis
A. Hankins, Diana Hastings, Joe Hennessey, Anthony B. Herbert.
Steven D. Herberth, David L. "Pappy" Hicks, Kenneth Hirschberg,
Kevin L. Hoffman, Lorrie L. Hoffman, Michael Hoffman, Mary E.
Hogue, Matthew W. Huffman, Robert "Deacon" Indermuehle, Kenneth
C. Jacobsen, Carlos Jaramillo Jr, James "J.P." Jarvis, Larry P.
Kammholz, Jane Keller, Clement V. Kelly Jr, Owen P. Kelly,
Garrett D. Kennedy, Ralph Keyes, Jisoo Kim, Bill Kluge, Bernard
C. Kohlberg, Kok Ksor, David J. Ladouceur, Larry Lapelle, John
James Laurie, William S. Laurie, Doug Lee, Chet Lewis, Gordon
Lewis, G. Gordon Liddy, Michael C. Little, Robert G. Livingston,
William V. Loder, Roy S. Lombardo Jr, Kenneth P. Lord, Michael F.
"Max" Lund, Brendon "Ben" Lyons, John Malamazian, Robert
Mandelstam, Charles Manning, David P. Marion, Terry L. Matheny,
Grant A. McClure, Mark McDonald, Denis P. McGowan, Charles G.
McMahon, W. Michael McMunn, Edward P. Metzner, Lewis L. Millett,
John J. Molloy Jr, Edward T. "Butch" Monsoor, Gary D. Moore,
Jessie G. Morrison, Laura L. Moyers, Benjamin N. Myers, Milton
Olazagasti, P.J. O'Rourke, Ray Ortega, John Paganelli, Robert A.
Patrikios, William T. Pelletier, Michelle Peng, Don Phillips, Jim
Phillips, Franklin Pierce, Marshall Pierce, Daniel Popa, Nicholas
Proffitt, Harry F. Pugh, Curtis R. Rich, Nay Rong, Avery Rosen,
Roy C. Russell III, Harvey W. Saal, Cynthia B. Sanders, Al
Santoli, Clayton S. Scott, William E. Shaw, William R. Shealy,
John K. Singlaub, Larry Sinsabaugh, Trent D. Sites, Terry E.
Smith, Sam Sogi, Beth Staas, Erik S. Stone, Scott C.S. "TaiPan"
Stone, Donald R. Strobaugh, Harry G. Summers Jr, Tracy L.
Sunderlage, Ian D.W. Sutherland, MacAlan Thompson, Charles C.
Thurmond, Terry T. Turner, John B. Tyndall, Kelly Allen Vinal,
James M. Vincent, Ralph Voelker, Dennis Walker, Grey Webb,
Lindsey Weiss, Gene Wilburn, Arliss E. Willhite, Russell C.
Williams, Sherman P. "Pat" Wilson, Betsy Yarrison, Wayne Zurl.
"Failure, then, failure! so the world stamps us at every turn. We
strew it with our blunders, our misdeeds, our lost opportunities,
with all the memorials of our inadequacy to our vocation. And
with what a damning emphasis does it then blot us out! No easy
fine, no mere apology or formal expiation, will satisfy the
world's demands, but every pound of flesh exacted is soaked with
all its blood. The subtlest forms of suffering known to man are
connected with the poisonous humiliations incidental to these
by William James [The Varieties of Religious