Thursday, November 11, 2010

I Will Never Forget!

 On this special day set aside for our Veterans I want to take the opportunity to say a special thanks to some special folks. I know there are more that I should have included but this by no means is a slight to any who served.


To those who served this country, I salute you.

To my Uncle D.P., North Africa campaign, Sicily, Italy Campaign, Invasion of Normandy, captured at Argonne Forest  and spent the rest of the war as a POW. He was released in 1945, after the war was over. I salute you!

To my former Father in law, now deceased, Milton (Mutt) Boaz) 101st Airborne, Invasion of Normandy,  captured at the Battle of the Bulge. and was POW for over 6 months.  I salute you!

To my recently deceased Father in law,  Rudy Mathis who was at the Battle of the Bulge as well as the Invasion of Normandy receipient of the Bronze Star.  I salute you.

To my Dad, Ross T. Williams, now deceased 70th Coastal Artillery, Pacific, I salute you.

To those of my high school class and friends as well as my college class who paid the ultimate sacrifice I salute you.  (These listed are but a few)

JOHNSON CITY, TENNESSEE:
CPL JAMES DAVID BOWERS CPT ALVIN KLASON BROYLES Jr SP4 GARY ALLEN CURTIS
SP4 LARRY GENE CURTIS SP4 DANNY MAX ERWIN CPT EUGENE DELANO FRANKLIN
SGT CHARLES HARTSELL GOBBLE PSGT WILLIAM LEONARD GREENWELL PFC JOHN ALVIN HARLAN
PFC KENNETH LEE HINNANT SGT KENNETH RAY HODGE PFC DOYLE HOLCOMB
PFC ARNOLD BRYAN JACKSON SP4 CECIL BEN JONES Jr PFC ANDREW MARTIN LARSON
PFC JAMES HARVEY LEDFORD SSG LARRY JEROME LYONS SP4 BENNIE EUGENE Mc CORKLE
LCPL LARRY DAYTON MILHORN 1LT FULTON BEVERLY MOORE III MAJ BILLY JOE NAVE
MAJ HOMER LEFTERAGE PEASE SGT MICHAEL DEAN RIDDLE 2LT ALLEN TEBBS ROGERS Jr
SGT MARVIN SHELL CPL THOMAS DEAN SNYDER 1LT HARRY RAY STEWART
SSG THOMAS WILLIAM TRUELOVE CPT GORDON O DELL WALSH LCPL JOHN EDWARD WEST Jr
PFC DORSEY BURWIN WILLIAMS LCPL HAROLD WENDELL WILSON PFC EARNEST LYNN WITT
 
JONESBORO, TENNESSEE:
PFC HAROLD GENE AYERS SSGT JAMES EDGAR BOWMAN SGT CHARLES JESSE FORD
PFC ROBERT GENTRY HODGES CPL JAMES EDWARD HYLMON SP4 RAY MORGAN KEITH JONES
SP4 HAROLD B KING MAJ EDDIE B STORY SSGT LOUIS ROBERT TAYLOR
 
To those of my high school class and college class who served, fought, bled and damn near died, I salute you.

To those of you who are serving today and are standing in the gap for all of us who no longer can serve, I salute you.

To those who bear the scars , both physically and mentally of those times past and battles you wish you could forget, I salute you.

To my friend and fellow blogger, Mustang, I salute you.
And to the rest of my fellow blogger who served, I salute you.
To my friend Dean Tucker, "tunnel rat" Viet Nam, I salute you.


I thank each of you for the service to our country.

May God Bless our Troops and May God Bless America, not only on just this special day set aside for Veterans, but everyday of the year.  I salute you!

4 comments:

Mustang said...

And may God bless you, Ticker!

Semper Fi

GM Roper said...

God Bless you too Ticker, from this old Infantryman to you. Hand Salute!!

Anonymous said...

Ooo-Rah Ticker

Fred G,

HM2 USN ( Half Marine )

Anonymous said...

Ya dun good, sir!!!!!

Monty