MY CREDENTIALS: I am known by many names - Oldwarrior, Vieuxgerrier, Primus Pilus - you may simply call me Friend. My name is Gene Ladnier. My items are inspirational, military, historical, Action/Adventure & SciFi. I even try poetry on a rare occasion, I am retired from the U.S. military, Airborne-Ranger, Combat Wounded Veteran, also a retired Newspaper Editor, Investigative Journalist, Private Investigator,and Published Author of seven novels. I have 87 Press Awards in all editorial categories. I love to cook and paint oil portraits. I was born on the ides of March 6746 BCE. (I think)!