Here is a pic of my bro-in-law, Dave. He is serving our country in Iraq. Fortunately, at least as far as I can tell from this picture, it doesn’t look like he’s suffering too badly. Of course, being the ham that David is, it would be hard to tell otherwise! I posted a pic of his wife, Christie and her M-16, last week.
Since I’m on the subject of honoring our military, I’d like to post a very touching picture. I love the generational sentiment!
Pearl Harbor survivor Houston James of Dallas embraced Marine Staff Sgt. Mark Graunke Jr. during a Veterans Day Commemoration. Graunke lost a hand, a leg and an eye when he defused a bomb in Iraq last year.
Here is a pic of my Marine dad in Vietnam. He was a heavy equipment operator. He dug artillery implacements (ammo dumps) and cleared fields of fire around small bases.
“All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope”
“Freedom’s enemies are waste, lethargy, indifference, immorality, and the insidious attitude of something for nothing.”
William Arthur Ward