Veteran's Thoughts


Promote the General Welfare

by Ski Ingram The Preamble to our Constitution tells us the purpose of our Constitution is “to form a more perfect Union.” It goes on to list five principles to help ensure that America becomes a “perfect Union.”  They are...

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The pow/mia flag

by Ski Ingram It was 1971 when Mary Hoff, a member of the National League of American Prisoners and Missing Action in Southeast Asia, realized the need for a national symbol to represent our POW’s and our MIA’s.  Mary Hoff was...

Army Stories


You’ve Been Drafted

by Ski Ingram I grew up in Redondo Beach, California in the 50’s and 60’s. It was a great place to grow up. I owned a 1964 Austin Healy Sprite (English sports car) and two surf boards, a 10.2 David Takayama “Noserider” and an...

Police Stories


My Two Riles of Police Work

by Ski Ingram I started the Long Beach City Police Department academy on June 1, 1982.  After graduation from our four-month academy class, I was assigned to a Training Officer so that my real police training could...

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