Veteran’s DayPosted: November 11, 2008
Happy Veteran’s Day to me. I want to thank everyone that called me and thanked me for raising my right hand and swearing to defend their freedom. Was I overseas? No. Did I see combat? No. Am I still a Vet? Yes. I served in the Navy from 1996-2000.
I was on the USS Bataan, (LHD-5) and COMOPTEVFOR, (Commander Operational Test and Evaluation Force) both commands were in Norfolk, Virgina. After I graduated from Intelligence Specialist “A” School, I requested Iceland or Japan commands. What did I get? Norfolk, Virgina. I very much wanted to go overseas. If we were at war, I would have went. I dedicated four years of my life to the Navy.
So thanks to all who called me. Here is a list of friends and family that called me:
End of list.