Friday, November 11, 2011

Feature & Follow Friday


Q: In light of 11.11.11 and Veteran’s Day tell us about your favorite soldier and how he or she is saving the world. Fictional or real life.

I have so many favorite soldiers..Many cousins and uncles, a grandpa
and In-laws. But I have to say that my dad is by far my favorite
soldier! He served in the Navy during Vietnam. i am so proud to have
him as my dad. He is such a tough man. Funny how as an adult we look
back and think...huh? I guess dad was just trying to teach me to be a
good person. He doesnt talk about the war much. He will if you ask
him, but he usually leaves the bad stuff out. he talks mostly about
the guys and the fun they had(which I know isn't much it was Vietnam
after all). He told me about this one time that he and a buddy of his
were on leave for 2 days and they got shnokered and passed out on the
beach...ended up with major sun burn all over them..They freaked
because back then "you were property of the US government"(his
words)..so they went back on ship and got 2 huge jars(he said they
were the size of mayo jars) of Noxema..and tried to walk around and do
their jobs like nothing was wrong or hurting!
.The men who fought in Vietnam are some of the strongest people I have
ever met..they put everything on the line for their country and really
got treated badly when they came home.
My dad will forever be my favorite soldier!
He has numerous medals and citations..but those dont matter much is
what he will tell you....
They do to me ,dad...and I know they do to the men you saved when that
plane crashed on deck...they also matter to every American who you
served to protect.

Thanks Dad.......and Thank You to all the men and women past and
present who chose to put their lives on the line so i could live a
safe and free life!

Here is a picture of my dad right before he started serving in the Navy.....

xoxo

~Kristina~


7 comments:

  1. Thank your dad for his service to our country.

    Here's my hero:
    11-11-11 at My Head is Full of Books

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  2. Such a lovely answer! No wonder you are so proud of your dad.

    New follower :)

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  3. wow that's so awesome! hi!! i follow you here!

    here's my FF post! will you stop by?! i'm doing a cover craze for a YA book.

    http://lindsaycummingsblog.blogspot.com/2011/11/follow-friday-and-cover-craze.html

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  4. Some people have friends and/or family who served or who is serving in the military. Other people aren’t really keen on the long-standing war and really have no answer at all.

    As for me? I don’t know anyone who is serving or who has served so I decided to go with what I want and chose a fictional soldier as an answer. The thing is, I had four prime candidates! I did eventually end up with one with a lengthy explanation. Care to know who it is? Follow me back to http://www.howardsherman.net and find out!

    In celebration of today’s cool date of 11/11/11 I’m offering a special $11 discount off all my interactive fiction books! Sure I’m a book blogger but I’m also an author. All the details of the $11 off on 11/11/11 is at the bottom of my Follow Friday blog post.

    Since I’m posting this kind of late just add 'FF’ to the coupon code and it’ll be valid all weekend long!

    Thank God it’s Follow Friday!

    Howard Sherman, Implementor
    http://www.howardsherman.net

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  5. That's nice that your dad's your fave! My grandpa did something, I just can't remember what it was, makes me feel terrible that I can't remember...

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  6. That's very nice - you should be proud! :)

    Happy FF!

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  7. Great post! and I love the personal touch of his picture :)
    Thanks for stopping by my blog- I'm your newest follower!

    GraceKrispy@MotherLode blog

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