I have to admit, I didn't get very enthused about Veterans Day yesterday, but in all fairness, I'm still fighting a terrible sore throat and trying to work too. But, after reading Sooz's post, I felt I must mention my Dad. He fought in the Korean and Vietnam wars. In Korea, he was on the team that recovered the dead. What a memory to have. In Vietnam, he was a First Sergeant and did much more than just the one job. He had slides he took the entire time he was in Vietnam and Okinawa. We would bring them out at least once a year to view and he would tell us the same stories about them over and over again. We loved hearing them EVERY TIME! After he passed away, LeLe's father-in-law very graciously scanned them all and copied them to a CD. Thanks Big MK!!
My Dad was very humble about his military career. He didn't really talk much about things he personally did, but talked about his unit in general and what the enemy was doing. After his death, we found several medals he won. What a man. Thanks to men like him, we are able to live freely and do whatever we want, say whatever we want, and worship however we want without fear. So, here's to you Papa! We love you, we miss you, and we appreciate your sacrifice for all of us.