Monday, November 11, 2013

Veteran's Day 2013

This particular veteran is in Iraq in the first photo, Afghanistan in the other two on another deployment. Between deployments he was stationed for awhile in Alaska. He sent me an email telling about a training mission where they loaded his company on a jet in full gear, flew for 12 hours, then jumped at 1,000 ft AGL. As  he was floating down under his parachute he saw jungle, rice paddies and farmers in black pajama's. He said his first thought was "Am I having one of dad's flashbacks??". They hadn't told them their destination, he jumped into Thailand on a training mission. 

He's now at university, and his family love and appreciate him very much. 


  1. Thank you both, Mike, for what you've sacrificed and endured in service to your country.

  2. Wishing him well in his new endeavor. And a big thanks to both of your, father and son, for your service.....