Sunday, November 11, 2012

Honoring And Remembering America's Military Veterans Today On Veteran's Day

Today is a day to honor and remember America's military veterans.

My late father is the Navy chief petty officer in the center of the old, cracked photo above. Chief Edward M. Davis, USNR, was a member of Underwater Demolition Team (UDT) 5. He was one of the Navy's first frogmen in World War II and he saw action in the South Pacific.

Today's Navy SEALs evolved from the UDT frogmen and other elite special operations groups in World War II.

My brother is also a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army in South Vietnam in 1968 and 1969.

I too am a veteran, having served on the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk during the Vietnam War.

I later served two years on the USS Saugus, a Navy harbor tugboat at the nuclear submarine base at Holy Loch, Scotland.

Many, many more proud and brave Americans answered the call and served with valor during America's wars throughout her history.

Today is the day that all Americans should honor and remember the military veterans,

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