my hat is off to you. My aunt's husband, Uncle Harlan, served with Patton's army in WWII and my Uncle Edward was in the Navy during the same war. I have numerous uncles on my dad's side who served with distinction in the Army and Navy and my husband was in the Air Force. My step brother, Steve, retired as a Commander from the Navy having served in the Gulf War, his dad, my Papa Joe, was in the Army and Steve's daughter, Jill, was a Marine serving in the Middle East engagements. I lost dear friends in Viet Nam and Gene and I have many friends whose sons and daughters serve now. As much as I am opposed to war, I do recognize the need for a standing armed forces to protect us both in times of war and peace.
I salute you all and thank you for the job you do~