Bowie Elementary: Veteran’s Day, 2014


 Bowie Elementary: Veteran’s Day, 2014 Presented By: Frank Aprile, HM2, USN Length of Service: 4.7 years / Honorable Discharge Stationed: Navy Medical Regional Center, San Diego CA Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base, Ocean Side California U.S. Naval Hospital Emergency Room, Subic Bay, Republic of the Phillipines Operating Room Techincal School, Navy Regional Medical Center:  Bethesda, MD…

And regarding love…


And regarding love 🙂 I’m not sure that love is something you find.  It comes and goes, emerges as things unfold in front of you.  If love is compassion, then yes, it is always there.  And there are days when you see the total loss of love, and that makes you want to cry out,…

Mutti & Me (Growing Up)


  123 E Oak Street = John Travolta Baybeee! = 1975 Frank off to the Prom =   Dad & Mutti- Having a good time = More of same = Nonna, Dad, & Mutti = Little Frankie = Playing Football = Not looking Happy = Typical grade school pics =   More of same =…

A Letter from James Herndon to Frank Aprile


  In April of 1976 I was 18, and living in a $55 a month room, next to another room in the a boarding house that was filled with 5-6 winos & street people, in Portland, Oregon. I had arrived two months earlier, hitchhiked from Indiana to stay with good friends Kathy Glade, and Susan…