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.....