HAPPY VETERAN’S DAY. Thank you to all vets, past and present, for your honorable service to our country.
I logged around 10 years of service before I picked up my Honorable Discharge and DD214, and I grew up in a military culture. All of my brothers served in the military too.
My Dad , who passed away in 2014, served at the end of World War II. Later, he became a civilian working for the Department of War/Defense who took his family across the USA and around the world. I grew up in places like Guam and West Germany before the Cold War ended.
In my own military career I switched services a few times, creating an interesting ‘salad bar’ of ribbons that got more than a few double takes from NCO’s and officers. I was an Army National Guard medic in Indiana, an active duty US Air Force Radio/TV broadcaster in Japan, and finally a US Army Paratrooper & Cannon Crewmember on Fort Richardson before it was JBER.
Not many photos exist of my time of service–cell phones and selfies were not a common thing. But it is my honor to share with you some of the ones I have on this Veterans Day. It was an honor and a privilege to serve. ~Brian