The Greatest Generation.
Tom Brokaw's book said a lot and seeing these guys and gals on TV for an honor flight, well that is a good day.
My Dad was not accepted to the US Army on the first try, they wanted vision in both eyes for some reason, but he got in on the second go around, came out a Sgt. and was stationed for a time on Ascension Island. His brother joined the USMC, became a Corsair pilot shot down twice in Korea, and graduated to Jets, I still have his desk model Fury Jet.
Aviator's story about Mr. Claude Waite going over the checklist, wow.
If you see a Veteran with his proud service cap on, nod, say thanks or offer your hand, I try to as often as I can. At my Son's graduation from Fort Jackson SC this spring, they had a bus load of Vet's as honored guests, took some of them a while to make it into their seats, but we all kept clapping and standing for them.
Thanks to all for the stories and some really nice pics.
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