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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.

3 comments:

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

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  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.

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