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June 16, 2015

Ingerson's inspirational book, 'The Caleb Years', illustrates how the devastating loss of a child can inspire hope

The desire for vengeance is a natural reaction to a senseless act of terrorism that results in the death of someone we love. The death sentence handed do...

May 9, 2015

 

Ingerson's moving and compelling book about the life and untimely death of his son Caleb shows us how heartbreak and bitterness can be transformed into hope and thankfulness

[Shreveport, LA May 7, 2015] If we will admit it (and most of us won't), we are collectively...

July 18, 2014

 

"Dad, there's a pig head in the refrigerator!"

 

One hot humid Louisiana summer, tenants who were renting a two bedroom apartment from me unexpectedly moved out without notification before the term of their lease ended. Given that I was out-of-town performing corporate...

May 26, 2014

“Whoa…kick out the main sheet! Davey Pat, kick out the main sheet! Hurry! Now! Kick out the main sheet! We’re going to flip!”

 

“I’m trying, I’m trying,” I shouted frantically.

 

I struggled but unsuccessfully fought to kick the cleated main sheet from its vicelike cleatin...

April 28, 2014

“Oh, Daddy, look, a kitty!”

 

“Oh, Daddy, can we have him?”

 

Driving along an Illinois State Highway, my four children, all under the age of eight, and I, were destined for the shopping mall to select an appropriate anniversary gift for my wife of twelve years. Suddenly,...

April 15, 2014

Within three hours of Caleb’s birth, the Navy pediatrician arrived at the NICU and without even looking at me, commenced setting up his equipment and conducting Caleb’s first—first of hundreds—echocardiogram. I felt so alone in this vast room with dozens of blue and gr...

April 8, 2014

What! What is this? I see the figure of a man! In a flash my mind vainly attempted to reconcile the impossible image of something ominously out of place, within inches of my windshield, directly in front of my field of view.

 

Suddenly locked in slow motion, as time stoo...

April 3, 2014

One Wednesday evening as Kathy and I relaxed after dinner in the home of our friends, Rich and Mary, our conversation was abruptly interrupted by their son, Chris, as he suddenly burst through the door exclaiming, “Caleb fell into the cactus patch and I can’t pull him...

March 25, 2014

“But, Colonel, you are the squadron commander! Why don’t you approve the waiver for this crew duty day extension, since you’re right here on the airplane?”

 

As the senior instructor pilot in charge of our mission that day, I noted that our duty day had extended beyond t...

March 17, 2014

Often during errand running, it was a relief to Kathy and a pleasure for me to take my son, Caleb, with me. One particular day he accompanied me to the base hospital pharmacy to pick up his digoxin. As we stood in line, an elderly gentleman in front of us noticed my cu...

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