Veterans Day 2019

All of our veterans share our common experiences. Regardless of age and time period, we served.

What I found most difficult at times was my fellow vet’s who suffered physical injuries that resulted in loss of limb or brain traumatic injury (BTI). When I moved to Colorado, August, 2012. Did I start to hear about “Homes for our Troops” (HOFT) thru Facebook.

In 2012, I decided to follow HOFT and attended an event near Brighton, Colorado for Capt. Patrick Galvery, USMC. Patrick lost both his legs.

When I arrived wearing my Air Force Vietnam Veterans cap. People asked why I was there (I guess they don’t know our connection??)? I assisted for a couple of hour’s met Patrick, gave him a copy of the documentary film and we took a couple of pictures together.

 

My next event wasn’t till 2014 when I met Jason Halett, and his wife Rachel for the Key Ceremony.  This was east of Greeley, Colorado. I shot some short clips that day.

Jason, little did I know they would have a family years later. The reaction was almost the same from non-veterans. While some veterans went about their way. Almost ignoring my presence. Your guess is as good as mine..

Here’s a couple of photos of Jason, Rachel and me.

 

I also want to include a couple of more photo’s; one of Mike Walker,  Air Force veteran; loadmaster with C-130 Hercules that flew “Beans & Bullets” into Khe Sanh, January 1968.

C-130 Hercules
Mike Walker, Crew Chief, C-130 Hercules.

 

About pleiku1970

My service at Pleiku, 1970 is significient because of the Cambodian Incursion. Close proximity to exit routes from the Ho Chi Minh Trail and the "Tri-Border area of Laos,Cambodia and Vietnam. This Air Force assignment was different than most, because of the isolation.
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