My old man got his thanks in person this morning. I'l never be able to thank them all personally, but I can certainly post my thanks to a board and give to a reputable charity that serves homeless vets. (Can anyone recommend one?)
Pop was in a radar man in Korea supporting our boys in Vietnam. He also spent some time at Ft Dix and Redstone Arsenal. All of that would have been mid/late sixties. Most of the stories he tells are about hanging with his buddies at the NCO club.
Thank you to all those before and after me. October 1988 to June 2001, including 9 months in Saudi/Kuwait during Desert Storm. I'd like to personally thank Home Depot for the 10% discount this past weekend. Greatly appreciated.
The military is much better served by me being stateside, as I could singlehandedly turn a quagmire into a slaughter by my own incompetence.
My thanks to every man and woman who has chosen to serve this country. If ever I have quibbled, it is with those who decide where to send our troops, not with their service. To them, I have only gratitude.
A late thank you to all the Vets out there. I was on the road and out of touch until today. Here's hoping our friends in Washington address the needs and concerns of our Veterans and make sure we treat them the way we said we would. It would be a great way for the Reps to go out by putting benefits for these men and women in proper order.
Originally posted by AWArulzI echo that sentiment - perhaps we can post our time in service, Vets
Army - MPs - July 1976 to July 1979 - , Ft Leonard Wood, Ft McClellan, Ft Benning, Korea and San Francisco
Hey, good old Ft Leonard Wood. Dad and us were there when I was in grade school. Let's see must have been early 80's so just missed you by a bit. Traveled around after that but ended up back in Missouri and going to college just down the road at UM-Rolla(maybe called Missouri School of Mines when you were there).
Dad served, as well as both grandparents in the Army and my brother in law flew for the Air Force and still does for the national guard. Thanks to all else who served or still do.
Originally posted by ekedolphinKelly Kelley (boss)
...Yeah. What's worse is that he's a 60-year-old, big tough former Marine, which is not very easily confused with a 19-year-old hot blonde chick. (One of a few reasons I don't go out of my way to watch ECW.)
Evacuation day is my personal favorite. Patriots day would be SO much better if it did not mean the most over-hyped sporting event in the history of the world did not happen on this day. But I do love the 11AM ballgames.