Preparedness Notes for Monday — April 22, 2019

Today is the birthday of actor Eddie Albert (born Edward Albert Heimberger on April 22, 1906.) He died May 26, 2005, at age 99.) Prior to World War II, and before his film career, Albert had toured Mexico as a clown and high-wire artist with the Escalante Brothers Circus, but secretly worked for U.S. Army intelligence, photographing German U-boats in Mexican harbors. For his actions in the battle of Tarawa, he was awarded the Bronze Star with combat “V” device.

This is also the birthday of the late Charles Rankin Bond, Jr, who was born in Dallas on April 22, 1915. He was one of the last of the AVG Flying Tiger pilots.

Today we present another product review by our Filed Gear Editor, Pat Cascio. You’ll note that Pat never pulls any punches. When a product doesn’t live up to expectations, he never hesitates to tell you about it.


  1. I love that show. The other guy in that picture, Tom Lester, is a native Mississippian. He uses his fame as an actor to spread the gospel. He came to our town and did a speech. He is awesome. Those were the golden days of television. I love to watch just about any show from that time period.

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