|Thank You to Military Veterans|
I had never heard the term Points-man until now. A points-man in the army goes out ahead of his men to scout out any danger such as booby traps set by the enemy. My husband recalls leading a four-company battalion of about 500 soldiers. He noted that his company was the first of the battalion to go into battle that particular day. I can only imagine what it was like.
I applaud those women veterans that have left their families to join the military. I was amazed that during my previous employment, I was working with previous military employers from the military both men and women. It was an awesome experience. I could note the discipline, organization, and other great qualities that they possessed.
You will always see the American Flag raised at our home outdoors. They are always replaced when they become worn. In addition, I am proud to say that my husband has received all of the following medals:
This is one of the Honorable awards that any army soldier can receive. This award is for Meritorious Achievement in Grand Operations Against Hostile Forces.
National Defense Service Medal
This medal is for honorable active duty for soldiers during 1950-54, 1961-74, 1990-95,2001-TB.
US. Vietnam Service Medal
Soldiers that served in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia or Thailand between 1965-73 received this award.
Vietnam Campaign Medal
A soldier that served 6 months in the Republic of Vietnam between 1965-73, or was wounded, captured or killed in action during that time period receives that award.
Combat Infantry Badge
Soldiers that are expert riflemen in the army receive this award.
I recall one day going into a store. My husband wore his military cap with all of his badges. As he opened the door for myself and the lady behind me to walk through, this lady opened the opposite door and told him to go in first and she thanked him for the service to our county. These types of attitudes are really appreciated by war veterans. It definitely was a welcome surprise for me. In addition, I have observed those that will tell veterans "Welcome Home." I have even seen others say to veterans, "Thank you for all you have done for our country." In fact, a lady just recently did that. The most memorable time was when my husband and I were at an event. This man thanked my husband for his military service and gave him $100.00, then added, “You and your wife go out to dinner.” That was a time that we both were smiling. Our veterans need to be recognized and not forgotten. So just remember that the next time you see a military veteran.
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