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Monday, November 11, 2013

Veterans Day - 2013

So long ago... So many memories... So glad I was able and did serve... Loved it all and still miss it yet today... Why serve? To serve my country, get some type of education, and travel. It's not for everyone, and that I will respect. My only regret is that I didn't make it a career.


HONOR

What is honor?

A veteran - whether active duty, retired, National Guard or Reserve - is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check made payable to the United States of America for an amount "up to and including my life."

That is HONOR and there are way to many people in this country who no longer understand it.

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Me - Boot Camp - Feb - Apr 1964


My Company Commander, J.D. Byrum MM1,  in Boot Camp - Great Lakes IL - Feb 1964




Boot Camp - Feb 1964 - Colder than a well diggers...


Became Navy Corpsman - HM-8404 - FMF Corpsman - Oct 1964



HQ Sick Bay for the 10th Marines


Assigned to the 10th Marines at Camp Lejeune NC


Me, on the right, on a field exercise at Fort Bragg - Apr 1966


Caribbean Cruise - Apr 1965





Dominican Republic - Apr 1965






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