Friday, October 15, 2010

I’ve never been much of a wine drinker…actually, I know nothing about wine. Lately though I’ve been taking the taste buds out for a spin and trying a few different ones. I find I mostly like the Zinfandel ones that are strawberry flavored. (Well this is all true about the not being much of a wine drinker if you discount the fact that I fell in love with Asti Spumante years ago…we’ve never had a close relationship, but if it was around, I was all for drinking some).

Anyway, with my new found desire to just maybe have a wine early in the evening, I learned there isn’t much of a lady like way to open it. The other night when the kids were here playing music with their dad, I thought “Ah Ha!!!, I’ll go open that bottle of wine I bought and drink some”. Now mind you, around here beverages usually open with a flip tab so we’ve never actually had a wine bottle opener to get the cork out so now my quandary was how do I get this out. Well, I can tell you digging with a knife, doesn’t work nor does a screw driver.

Soon the oldest son came in to get some coffee and saw me wrestling with the bottle of wine. I asked him could he help. We got out the can opener from the drawer (not the electric type, but the manual ones that you pierce a can with). I was thinking the sharp end of that might work. Nope, it didn’t.

Finally, son asked if I had a screw


John Edward Conger, Jr.
Rank/Branch: E3/US Army
Unit: Company A, 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Brigade
Date of Birth: 07 January 1950 (Columbus OH)
Home City of Record: Lebanon OH
Date of Loss: 27 January 1969
Country of Loss: South Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 103954N 1062519E (XS555802)
Status (in 1973): Missing in Action
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground
Other Personnel in Incident: (none missing)
The unit was inserted by helicopter and began a sweep. While crossing a field, Conger's company was taken under fire by enemy machine guns.
During the initial fire four men were wounded. PFC Conger moved up to attempt