|Barked: Sat Aug 26, '06 9:11pm PST |
|Well, Mom feels a little quilty about posting, since neither of our parent's are in the service.
But she feels like she was in a way, her father, our Grandpa, was in the Army during WWII. He was a sergeant, not sure of the exact terminology for the rank. Mom has some neat pics of him on his Harley in Germany! He was of Czech descent, so once he tried to ride his hog across the border to visit family. Luckily, he was stopped by a friendly guard who proceeded to delay him & talk him out of it! Thank s goodness for that, Mom may not be here today! : )
Mom's brother, our Uncle, is in the Army, stationed at Ft. Rucker, Alabama. Before that, he was in Germany, 101st Airborne (You Rock!), almost went to Iraq, but right before they shipped out, he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma & immediately shipped to Walter Reed, then to Augusta, Georgia, then to San Antonio, then back "home" to Ft. Rucker. Now he has an office job, which he hates somewhat, he'd rather be flying, & he feels like he should be in Iraq!
The first time he JOINED the Army, the Vietnam war was just ending!
The 2nd time, when he was about 31, he rejoined. He has been to Panama, Irag (Desert Storm), Korea, Germany, Ft. Campbell, Ft. Ord, Ft. Rucker, etc...etc....
Mom also has many relatives, past & present, who served/are serving in the Army; she was also going to join, but eventually wimped out, then found much later she couldn't medically. ) :
Lastly, one of our cousins is in the Navy! We don't know where he is located at right now, and haven't seen him in 2 years. We sure hope he is OK, along with all the other men & women of the Armed Forces!
We thank you all for everything you do!
Godspeed & Come Home Safe!
The Patriotic Pups & their Mom : )
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