I just wish to truly and sincerely thank every veteran on this forum. It's people like y'all who have fought hard and worked hard for our country and helped shape this nation of ours into one of the greatest in the world and kept her safe.
I can't thank you all enough for all of your sacrifices.
I'm in an interesting spot. I can thank 2 Vets without even getting out of bed.
My Mrs. Women's Army Corps 69-71 and myself USAF 64-68 (Viet Nam 66-67).
Free breakfast at Dennys, Free lunch at Applebees and a free dinner at Charlie Browns, Your welcome!
We'll be heading out after work to Golden Corral. As a member here of the ALR I will support GC my paying for my dinner when the veterans are out having their free dinner.
Thank a Vet while you can.
What it doesn't say here is that Pat was a member of the 95th Inf. Div. 'The Iron Men of Metz' under Patton and a Purple Heart Vet. Not to mention, a very close friend of mine.
Here's to all that served.
Thank you to all veterans. You are owed more than you ever will receive.
Dennis, thanks for that link. I have a good friend that was also one of the "Iron Men of Metz". His name is Joe Napier and is one of many featured in the book "The Iron Men of Metz" by Tobias O. Vogt. Joe landed on Omaha Beach on D Day in the first wave, fought across France and was in the Battle of the Bulge under George Patton. He was awarded the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Silver Star, Combat Infantry Badge and standard European Theater service package with four battle stars. What those guys went through is hard to imagine. I have known several guys that were in WW11, but never knew what they did, many times only finding out that they were Vets when reading their obituaries. As you said, thank a Vet when you can. Dave
271st Assault Support Helicopter Co.(CH 47 Chinooks)
Can Tho RVN
Just read a story where the last surviving members of Dolittle's Raid are having their last reunion. Their all in their mid 90's. God bless.
CharlieB. USAF '68
Nice surprise. The restaurant I frequent everyday for breakfast gave me my breakfast this morning on the house. I didn't even know they knew I served in the Marines. This sure beats how we were treated in 1973 by the 60's hippie generation who now occupy congress and the seats of power.
Sgt. USMC (Veteran)
Charlie, I thought the Doolittle Raiders weren't going to have any more reunions; can you let me know how to find where/when?
Bill I read the story yesterday on line and it didn't have any contact info. I got the impression that it had already occurred. I'll see if i can find it again.
Bill: There's a doolittlereunion.com site for info. Apparently someone felt this would be a good story for veteran's day as it was held last April.
Thank you, Charlie.
You are very welcome!
USAF 66-70 (Viet Nam), US Army 1970-1993.
Got a free dinner at Colton's Steak House today and it sure beat the old chow hall.