Jerry McConnell

Gerald A. "Jerry" McConnell, 92, of Hampton, died Sunday, February 19, 2017, at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill, Mass., surrounded by his loved ones. He was born May 27, 1924 in Altoona, Pa., the fifth son of the late John E. and Grace (Fletcher) McConnell.

Jerry served ten years with the US Marine Corps and participated in the landing against Japanese Army on Guadalcanal and another ten years with the US Air Force. After moving to Hampton in 1957 he started his community activities serving in many capacities.

He shared 72 years of marriage with his wife Betty P. (Hamilton) McConnell. In addition to his wife, family members include nieces and nephews.

McConnell's e-book about Guadalcanal, "Our Survival was Open to the Gravest Doubts"

Most Recent Articles by Jerry McConnell:

Most Deadly War - 2016 GOP Primary or Pending ISIS Attack on U. S.?

Mar 1, 2016 — Jerry McConnell

A very recent televised ‘debate’ between the remaining combatants, uh, contestants, found an abundance of fireworks among the top three as noted in recent national polls; the names of Donald Trump, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz. 

As for the fireworks, the candidate currently and since the beginning of the debates, entrenched in the lead position, Donald Trump, was the recipient of the bombardment of fireworks, bombshells and zingers, while the attackers, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz hoped to inflict enough damage to cause the leader to appear discomfited enough to make mistakes in his replies causing a precipitous drop in his standings.

Primaries; Can’t Live With Them; Can’t Live Without Them

Feb 13, 2016 — Jerry McConnell

As a kid growing up,  I got a political education from my father who was a small town newspaper editor in Pennsylvania.  I thought I knew all about the processes, twists and turns of the political jungle.  How wrong I was!  The world’s wars in the years from the early ‘40s up through ‘70s caused me to leave them, and when those and my military service were completed, I found myself in New England.

Now quite a few years later after a few presidential primaries, what I had experienced those many years ago, were not quite the same.  Usually processes similar to the primaries are pretty much the same as the years go by; but let me tell you—I don’t remember any of the “shenanigans” we see today as ever happening way back then.

Revisiting And Its Search for Culture Reflections On Women In Combat

Feb 9, 2016 — Jerry McConnell

Barack Obama, no Catholic lover; or even, Christian liker, bent on eliminating any form of Christianity from the almost 240-year-old established United States of America, positioned himself to effectively take a full quiver of arrows of divisiveness when just days before the highly sacred Christian day of celebration of the Birth of Jesus Christ, had his Secretary of Defense announce to the world and Christians everywhere the unfortunate decision that women in the military would henceforth be assigned to all combat jobs, with “no exceptions.” 

As one of the weapons of hate of which this Administration has used so many, this announcement just before the birth of the Savior was most stinging to its Christian citizens, in or out of the military, but even more so to those who rely on prayer, open and vocal, to that Savior and at one of the holiest days of the calendar year.

One More Year – Can We Tolerate Any More Unjustified Deaths at Veterans Admin.?

Feb 1, 2016 — Jerry McConnell

A January 31, 2016 online publication by Daily Sanity from and fellow Conservative Joe Otto reports that “Another veteran just died as a result of the VA scandal and no one was fired…”

I might have inserted before the initials ‘VA’ the words “Barack Obama’s” for it to read:  “Another veteran just died as a result of Barack Obama’s VA scandal and no one was fired…”  and I might have added to that statement, “including the incompetent Usurper himself.”

Plans for Congress Term Limits Must Be Kept Short and Tight

Jan 31, 2016 — Jerry McConnell

How many times over the years have you seen one group or another with a proposal to get Term Limits for Congress enacted?  I’d say there were more of those than suggestions for Obama’s Impeachment which should be a slam-dunk.  Well, more or not, this one initiated by Americans for Constitutional Liberty is the latest one to cross my desk and while I would like to see a realistic one put out there for a change.

All the ones I have seen just don’t cut the mustard and actually just won’t work; not because they’re not deserved, but they just don’t go to the heart of the matter.  Most are presented by a person or group that are too timid and hesitant to go for the bull’s eye.  This latest one that I comment on below is that way.

Corruption in government will not stop until it is publicly identified

Dec 10, 2015 — Jerry McConnell

Sorry to have been out-of-commission for so long, but as advanced years descend more rapidly than a conservative thought by a liberal, they take their toll, more on my home life than I’d care to speak about.  But hopefully, they haven’t broken the love-for-America spirit in my heart and soul where the patriotic conservative still lives on.

In fact, a post on the Internet a few days ago by a friend covering an article attributed to Bill Bennett, a proven conservative, when talking about presidential candidate, Donald Trump, that he, Trump, has been targeted by GOP RINO’s along with liberal, socialist-communist Democrats and in Bennett’s words,” They will kill him before they let him be president.”

Obama Stopped Being a Christian American Upon Election to POTUS

Aug 2, 2015 — Jerry McConnell

January 20, 2009, was the date; the infamous date when the destroyer of the country called the United States of America began his crusade to kill off as many citizens as possible, and as many symbols and patriotic sayings as he possibly could annihilate.  If some took actual lives with his deadly thrusts, the happier he was and the more he enjoyed being the “Messiah” of doom.

Obama Stopped Being a Christian American Upon Election to POTUS

Jul 25, 2015 — Jerry McConnell

January 20, 2009 was the date; the infamous date when the destroyer of the country called the United States of America began his crusade to kill off the hopes and dreams of as many citizens as possible, and as many symbols and patriotic sayings as he possibly could annihilate.  If some took actual lives with his deadly thrusts, the happier he was and the more he enjoyed being the “Messiah” of doom.

01/20/09 was also the date when nearly half of the country abandoned their citizenship and bowed down to this fakir who could not even produce a legitimate birth certificate.  To this date, some six and a half years later, an entire political party are still so enthralled with his mysticism and witchcraft; in actuality his clumsiness, incompetence, stupidity and crass arrogance in lieu of anything unknown, has stupefied still nearly half of this nation’s perceived intelligentsia who fawn on his glib tongue and eloquent gift of gab.

Scott Walker Explains Our Laws on Immigration to An Illegal Alien

Jul 21, 2015 — Jerry McConnell

On Monday, July 20, 2015, Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin, a 2016 GOP Presidential Candidate went online to talk with, or as he puts it, “goes ‘MANO a MANO’ with an illegal immigrant.”  His online article on that date is titled, “Scott Walker Goes “Mano a Mano” With Illegal Immigrant!”

I prefer the use of the word “alien” instead of “immigrant” because most, if not all, of these people came here illegally by crossing our borders without previous permission from our officials and for the most part they are not familiar with our customs and living habits.  In other words, our laws and habitats are first, unfamiliar, or alien, to them.

Five Grossly Un-American Supreme Court Justices Have Ruled Against Traditional Marriages

Jul 12, 2015 — Jerry McConnell

The word “family” as we and others around the world know it, will soon disappear from the daily lexicon of human beings. 

The family normally consists primarily of a female who, after giving birth, is entitled to be the ‘mother’ and a male, who after creating a birth with his female partner in the marriage, is given the title of ‘father’.  Just observing animals or insects, let alone humans, is enough education to understand why the word was conceived and the mating process, save for those convoluted participants, inevitably produced offspring enhancements of the couple’s personal genes, thereby creating the ‘family’.

Supreme Court Ignores Our Constitution and Wears the Hats of Obama-type Fascists

Jul 4, 2015 — Jerry McConnell

Many American citizens have been openly questioning and wondering if the recent SCOTUS (Supreme Court of the United States) decisions regarding and Same Sex Marriage are the beginnings of a governmental fascist takeover by self-appointed elitists.

Church Shooting Deaths Have Black Woman Calling for Race War

Jun 22, 2015 — Jerry McConnell

When will the citizens of the United States start demanding that Obama be impeached to end the absolute lawlessness of his Administration and curb the resulting deaths that have become so prevalent?  His refusal to take any positive action when tragedies occur lead to more wrong moves when he allows his administrators to un-enforce our valid laws.

Is this still America?

Jun 9, 2015 — Jerry McConnell

When three universities, a Christian Leader, Disney World, a former Democrat president and the current president and his administration all make negative headlines online in the same day issue, any true American patriot has got to feel betrayed by his fellow countrymen. 

It is common knowledge that the far left Socialist i.e. Communist mentality has overcome all common sense in our universities and most colleges.  Their teachings lean from leftist-ism to outright treasonous betrayal of our sworn government and its laws.

Guess Who Pays When Rioting Thugs Destroy Our Cities?

Jun 4, 2015 — Jerry McConnell

Possessing an incredible amount of perspicacity, Thomas Sowell is always a “Best Bet” to come up with logic by the tons when confronted with a sticky situation.  Defining the effects of the recent marauding of American cities couldn’t be analyzed and dissected by anyone any better than the good Doctor of Economics Thomas Sowell.

Global Warming is Real to Liberal Democrats

May 31, 2015 — Jerry McConnell

A very prominent conservative gentleman named Wayne Allyn Root authored an article for, stating, “Conservative admits ‘global warming’ is real” on May 28, 2015. 

What I discovered while reading his article was that his headline statement about ‘global warming’ being real was offered as a tongue-in-cheek half-truth as a sort of spoof about global warming beliefs of liberal Democrats.

Netanyahu’s Incredibly Heart-Felt Plea: How Could Dems look in their mirrors the next morning?

Mar 5, 2015 — Jerry McConnell

In one of the most egregious examples of horrendously bad manners and lack of taste, 50 plus Democrat members of Congress, along with President Obama and Vice President Biden of the United States, ignorantly absented themselves from an enlightened and precise dissertation on the proposed nuclear deal between Iran and the United States that if consummated could spell the doom for the young state of Israel and perhaps all of its people in addition to wide spread multi millions more in retaliation.

Obama’s Woes With VA Problems Expand to a Lying VA Secretary

Feb 25, 2015 — Jerry McConnell

Only mere weeks into the scandals of Veterans Administration’s improper handlings and bingo; the story gets more odorous when Obama’s hand-picked Secretary of that federal agency admits he lied about his own military service.

Is Jeb Bush Proving to Be Tough or A Soft Act of Love on Immigration

Feb 22, 2015 — Jerry McConnell

An earlier Washington Examiner editorial positioned Republican presidential probable candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush as a not very conservative office seeker based on his talk about acts of love.  This was based on a CNN interview with Dana Davidsen with Bush at College Station, Texas, on a Sunday Town Hall event to honor the elder GHW Bush’s 25th presidential anniversary.

Obama’s At It Again, Now He’s Preaching Religious History

Feb 16, 2015 — Jerry McConnell

Our feeble-minded usurper POTUS just won’t quit.  Just last week,  I pointed out his inability or just outright refusal to learn.  Then to prove me right Obama attended the National Prayer Breakfast and his extreme reticence to give voice to coupling the words Islam and terrorism in spite of its overwhelmingly obvious correct pairing, he not only stayed his incorrect course, but he reached back into history over multiple centuries and brought this country’s most populated religion, Christianity, into a comparative position.

Obama Never Learns, Even After Six Years He Doesn’t Know What to Do

Feb 8, 2015 — Jerry McConnell

The elections that took place in November 2014 must have told the Socialist Democrats in Congress and the anti-Christian, pro Islam Obama Administration that the great majority of the country’s citizens are fed up with ever-increasing taxes, mindless and killing profligate spending and more growth in deficit creating, and Obama-welfare-type government.