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    My Uncle died in September. He was a Veteran, served 28 years in the Army and made Command Sergeant Major, fought in WWII and Vietnam. He was a good man, though I do think he was troubled by a lot. He never spoke of his service to anyone, not even his wife.

    He always treated me with kindness and was always happy to see me and my sister when we were able to come down to visit. Those are some of my best memories.

    I also had a philosophy teacher in college that was a WWII Veteran that had also been there to liberate one of the concentration camps.

    These man, along with my father, shaped my view of the men and women who choose to serve. You deserve more respect and better pay than you get. So thank you from someone who was never well enough to serve, but did consider it before I found out my health was too poor.

    “Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” ― G.K. Chesterton

    by bayushisan on Mon Nov 11, 2013 at 01:11:12 PM PST

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