Heyoo!!! Hope everyone is doing well as we break into November. 😉
And speaking of November, not only does it mean turkey, but also a little thing called Veteran’s Day. Remembrance Day if you’re Canadian. *shout out to Sir Nacho* XD
Veterans Day is a day to remember our United States veterans, no matter if they served in war, or were just a part of the service. My grandfather was enlisted in the Army, and was overseas during his time. He met my Grandmother while in France.
So now you’re about to get a whole load of info from me about my Grandfather’s time in the military.
…Well, kind of. I try not to get boring, promise.
My grandfather was trained on construction machinery. He was sent to France in February of 1956. After six months, he was asked to transfer to a supply office at a major engineer depot in Toul, France. There he met my grandmother, whom I now call Memere, and they wed in 1957.
He was offered a full time position with a Medical company in the Guard due to his EMT status, and became the full time AST for the unit. AST stands for Administrative Supply Technician. He was also the Senior Medical NCO in the unit of the Brigade Surgeons section, and in that position was responsible for the welfare of 500 personnel while on duty.
He received various medals, but the most notable are:
ARCOM (Army Commendation Metal) 5th award
AAM (Army Achievement Medal) (2)
MSM (Meritorious Service Medal) (1)
AAFRM (Armed Forces Reserve Medal) (1)
OSR (Overseas Service Ribbon)
ASR Army service Ribbon
EXPELDMD (Expert Field Medical Badge)
He and my grandmother moved to Florida October of 1993, and he officially retired from the US Army December of 1997. All in all, he spent around 41 years of his life in the army. And I’m proud to say that my grandfather spent most of his life serving his country.
So tell me about your family history. Do you have a loved one who is retired Military? Maybe someone on active duty. I’d love to hear your stories.
And a huge thank you to all veterans. Thank you for serving your country and preserving America’s freedom.
Do you know a retired veteran? Maybe you have a friend or family member on active duty, and would like to get the stress off of your chest? Or maybe YOU are a veteran or are on active duty. Like what you’re reading? Feel free to follow me, and leave me comment below. I’ll be sure to respond.