Today is Veterans Day, and I couldn’t let it go by without honoring my Dad. Here 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 New York. His degree was in Psychology but he also had a knack for languages. Immediately after boot camp he was sent to Army Linguistics School where he learned to speak Vietnamese. He then went on to serve two tours in Vietnam in military intelligence as an interrogator in the 1st Calvary Division.
Today I thank God for the men and women of the armed forces whose sacrifices, among other things, permit me to enjoy my religious freedom. We, in this country, reap with joy what others have sown in blood and tears. I am especially thankful for a father who took his responsibility to his daughter seriously. I love you Daddy!