It’s Veterans Day and I couldn’t let it go by without honoring my Dad. This is a picture that he sent home while serving in Vietnam. It’s very faded so you can’t see well, but he wrote, “Pray for peace or I’ll kill ya!”
Daddy enlisted in the Army after graduating from Columbia University in NYC. His degree was in Psychology but he also had a knack for languages. Immediately after boot camp he was sent to Army Lingustics School where he learned to speak Vietnamese fluently. He then went on to serve 2 tours in Vietnam as an Army interrogator in the division known as First Calvary.
Today I thank God for the men and women of the armed forces whose sacrifices, among other things, have allowed me to enjoy my religious freedom. We in this country are blessed to reap with joy what others have sown with blood and tears. I am especially thankful for a father who, while far from perfect, took his responsibility to his daughter seriously. I love you Daddy!
NOTE: Daddy did not know Jesus for most of his life. But on his death bed, a little old lady from Puerto Rico, in broken English, and barely a 6th grade education, led him to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. God likes to chose the foolish things of the world to confound the wise! One of my greatest joys is that I will see both Daddy and Grandma again in heaven!
Happy Veterans Day all!