Toy Soldiers and Dining Room Battles

Toy Soldiers and Dining Room Battles

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Veteran's Day 2015

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. I'd say soldier'ing runs in the family! :o)

  2. You have a blue cord, Sir. That does mark you as a proper soldier despite those pictures of tanks! ;)
    As a noncom RSTA, I steal the horses like my ancestors. ;)
    Thanks for your and your family's service, and to all our brothers and sisters who haven't come home.