Today Americans pay tribute to our Service Men & Women that have served in our military in the past and present. My husband served in the US Army as a Warrant Officer and flew a helicopter during the Vietnam War. He was shot in the thigh while flying and was lucky to have been able to put his copter down and save himself and his crew.
Here is a photo of Dayle in flight school next to a Huey.
He was awarded several medals after his service, among them the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, Purple Heart and others.
Here is my Dad who was in the Marines during World War II - he fought on Iwo Jima - over 200 of his troop went in on the first wave and only 17 walked out alive and un-wounded.
Dad refused all medals they wanted to award him - saying that the real people who deserved those medals died there on the beach and in the trenches with him.
I'm proud of my father and my husband - and want to thank them and all those in the past and currently who serve in our military - giving of their life so that we can be free and safe.
((hugs)), Teresa :-)