Thank You

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  1. I’m wearing my USS Kitty Hawk CV63 hat today and will fly my American flag in front of my house before I go to work today. To all the veterans out there, thank you! America is a better place because of your service. The older I get the more appreciative I am of all the older vets who came before me (World war 2 and Korea) and myself (Vietnam) becoming an older vet as well and those who came behind me and are still fighting and serving in the US military in Afghanistan and Iraq and aboard ships all over the world. Like my other Navy hat says, US Navy, we own the seas.

  2. Me, upholding a tradition, I’m getting drunk, wife is dropping me off and picking me up. The owner of the Pub was in the army, the IRA.
    Will leave orders at the bar, any vet’s first drink is on me.
    Had a Hawk hat for years, an original wool one, the moths ate so many holes had to toss it.
    Too all my brothers, thank you, well done men.

  3. Yesterday was the Marine Corps Birthday, a celebration of 240 years of honor and sacrifice. I spent most of the day in somber reflection and remembrance of those I served with in VN.
    Particularly Corporal Jimmy Worth, who was my Fire Support Teammate who was listed as MIA and later KIA, body not recovered. A good man, a good Marine.

    Later watched a documentary of Iwo Jima and battles of the Pacific, where my Dad (may he rest in Peace) served as a Marine in WWII.

    Today I’ll be thinking of all the Marines, Soldiers, Airmen, Naval personnel from all conflicts and their families.

    I am simply in awe of those who served, faced insurmountable odds and gave their all.
    They are forever young.

  4. I had a wool VF-114 Aardvark hat with the orange BC aardvark on it. Issued to me by my squadron, I lost it coming across the Coronado Bay bridge to NAS North Island in 1974 when a gust of wind blew it off of my head. But fortunately my dad took a picture of me wearing that hat in front of his house when I was home on leave so I know what it looks like to have a new one made.

  5. PFC Greg J. Casper USMC H&S Co 2/4 9/25/67 Chicago, Il
    PFC Dennis J. Fries USMC F Co 2/4 10/26/67 Chicago, IL
    Cpl. Walter J. Nowakowski USMC 3rd CAG, 10/25/67 Chicago, IL
    PFC Jimmy K. Robertson USMC M Co 3/5, 2/3/68, Chicago, IL
    Corpsman Zbigniew J. Tomaszewski USN H&S Co 3/5, 5/21/68, Chicago, Il
    PFC Billy Burke USMC, C Co 7nth EngBn, 3/31/69, Saddle Rvr, NJ
    L/Cpl Clem Dupuis USMC, C Co 7nthEngBn, 3/31/69, Southington, CT
    Corpsman Nick J. Braico USN, HQ Co 7nthEngBn, 5/6/70, Chicago, IL
    L/Cpl Frank Klaiber USMC, C Co, 7nthEngBn, 7/13/70, Kane, PA

    Lest We Forget.

    I’m w/Open the Door above – traditionally it gets mostly drunk with heavy mist & increasing ground fog every year on this date.

    Semper Fidelis

  6. “A veteran – whether active duty, retired, national guard, or reserve – is someone who, at one point in his or her life, wrote a blank check made payable to The ‘United States of America’, for an amount of ‘up to and including my life.'” ~ author undetermined

    Peacetime and wartime — I salute my brothers and sisters.

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