Greetings, to my Friends/Brothers posted above. Being retired Air Force, and having served in Germany in the 50's, 60's and the 70's, I had the oppourtunity to visit some of the American military cemetaries over this side of the pond. The highest ranking person to be buried over here is General George S. Patton, Jr, he is still with most of his men, in Luxembourg. I have also been to the military cemetaries in Cambridge (Army Air Forces troops mostly). And one in Belgium. As a Vietnam veteran, I have been to the "WALL" three times, I have a few friends whose names are engraved on it. Plus Arlington National. The most privileged military detail (additional duty) was while I was stationed at Hill AFB, Utah, I was waiting for my orders to come down for Vietnam. I had voulintered for the base funeral detail,we were responsible for 4 adjoining states, and we were responsible for military pall bearers, escorts and Flag folding, playing TAPS, and other ceremonies that were required. I felt that it was the most rewarding things that I had performed in my 22 yr military career. Freedom isn't Free as we all can see. Say a prayer. Wishing all on this page a blessed Christmas day in healing. Heal well my Friends/Brothers.
Edited by petercorbett (12/22/08 10:02 AM)
Working Boys' Home 10-14 yrs old, grades 5-8. 1949-1953
A very humble alumni of the WOR Dahlonega, GA.
May 15-17 2009, Alta, Sep. 2009. Sequoia, 2010.
Hope Springs, 2010.