When I signed up in 1969, it was a different time. I didn't think about service or sacrifice, it was something we all had to do, one way or another.
I was mesmerized by the Air Force. I couldn't afford college, and the Air Force was all I could think about. I still remember watching Superbowl and leaving the next day with 3 buddies for Lackland AFB. I loved the job, the people, the rank and file, and the feeling we got for some
of the things we did.
When people tell me, "Thank you for your service" they don't know that for me it was a great life. And I do appreciate the acknowledgement, but
For those that served, and gave the ultimate sacrifice, I say "Thank You", to the families, moms and dads, wives and husbands,..