My Grandfather (George Arnold Ponder) served in the Pacific Theater of World War II in the Navy... he lied about his age to go with my great Uncle (Pender Myers)....
My amazingly wonderful Uncle David served two tours in Vietnam in the US Navy.
My cousin Rick Knott served in the US Navy.
My friend Ed started his Army career in Vietnam and ended it after the first Gulf War...
My friend Bill Lee served in the US Army in Desert Storm.
My friends Joseph and Jacqueline Mesa both served in the US Army. Joe in Vietnam and Jackie stateside.
To all of you, and to the others that have served, thank you.