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Friday, November 11, 2005
That's DogMan, long before I would meet him. It was also years before he volunteered for Vietnam. Like most soldiers who saw action, he never talked much about his years in the military. He did 2 years in Vietnam -- Big Red One. I am continually in awe of the people, men and women, who devote portions of their lives to defending our country, especially now. My late Uncle Hank was a Lt. Comdr. in the Navy; he served on the USS Minneapolis in the Pacific for ten months during WWII. His younger brother, Uncle Ed, interrupted his college education (pre-med at Syracuse U.) to join the Navy. His first wife, my late Aunt Dorothy, was an operating room nurse on Guam during WWII.
My father served first in the Royal Canadian Air Force (although he was born and raised in NY State) and then in the US Army, when The War broke out, and was shipped to France.
My maternal grandfather, who was a doctor, was sent to Washington DC during WWI and tended to the soldiers there, many of whom were sick with influenza.
To all of the courageous men and women who have served and are now serving in the US military, I thank you.
The NY Post has a great editorial today: UNCLE SAM CALLED - THEY ANSWERED