Friday, November 7, 2014

Veteran's Day 2014

November 11th is Veteran's Day in the USA and Armistice Day in other countries. 

I proudly have the 1st Armored Division on my right sleeve.
Me with Honorable Son #2.

Younger me on my Bradley "Audacity" with the 1st Armored Division.

My brother Shawn and his lovely bride Mary.
My lovely bride and my sister-in-law Allison (a retired colonel who is still my favorite Blackhawk pilot!).

My brother Brian.

My Dad.  He was "Doc" to the Marines during 2 tours in Vietnam.

Not pictured is my father-in-law Jim who as a 19 year old 1st Lieutenant starting flying B-17 bombers with the 8th Air Force in 1944 and ended the war as a captain.  My grandfather Sylvester was a Gunner's Mate on a destroyer in the US Navy during World War 2. My grandfather Mike served as a civilian civil engineer during World War 2 building railroads in Persia. My Uncle Gus who served in the Army as a Vietnamese language intelligence specialist and my Uncle Glenn who served in the US Navy.


  1. Honour to you Sir! I was a Butt-F**k private, but also Infantry (Regulars by God!), Dad too (honour-filled and interesting service he's writing-up), Uncle (TA but served in Malaya), and Mum. Great Uncle Ernest was Gassed in WWI but rattled through to the 90's, Grandad (mums side) Navy, her brother; Navy Flyer died in service and Great Great Grandad (dads side) Yeomanry...so we've done ours, and I like to feel it gives me the right to winge loudly about those corporate pussies occupying the benches of Westminster! Happy Veterans Day..we call it Remembrance Day and become mawkishly British - lots of pomp AND tears!

    1. I was in the 6th Infantry (Regulars by God!) too!

  2. Blimey - it runs in the blood for you! :o)

  3. A highly honorable family business! God bless and thank you and yours for their service!