With tomorrow being Veteran’s Day, I started thinking about my own service to America. Here are some basics:
I initially enlisted over 40 years ago in the Navy.
I served one tour on sea duty and 11 months of shore duty before exiting the Navy.
The day after I exited the Navy, I joined the Army.
During my second tour in the Army I was stationed on an Air Force base in Germany and saw how the Air Force personnel were living compared to Army living conditions.
After I left the Army, I joined the Air Force.
During my total career, I visited 36 countries and circled the globe three times.
33 years, 1 month, and 7 days after I first enlisted, I retired from the military.
The time I spent in the military, abused my body so much that when I retired, I was told I had the joints of a 70 year old.
If I had to do it all over again knowing what I would go through during those 33 years, I would.
From Beginning to End, I served my God and my country.
To all the military veterans out there I say enjoy your day, you earned it.