Toy Soldiers and Dining Room Battles

Toy Soldiers and Dining Room Battles

Friday, November 10, 2017

Veteran's Day 2017

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 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 II. My grandfather Mike served as a civilian civil engineer during World War II building railroads in Persia. My Great Uncle Jack (Profersor Emeritus at Princeton) served with the OSS in World War II and I still have his Sykes Fairbairn knife. My Uncle Gus who served in the Army as a Vietnamese language intelligence specialist and my Uncle Glenn who served in the US Navy.

4 comments:

  1. That is some family to be proud of, and well worth remembering at this time of year.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  2. Blimey that is some pedigree.

    All the best.

    Mike

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  3. Thank you and your distinguished family for all of your service, Colonel!

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