TemerityB wrote:No jokes or cracks from me; welcome. A salute to your service, from the son of a proud Navy man, of whom I could never be 1/100th the man that he was.
Many thanks! (I always like to say that I got paid to do something I love, and as such, feel I should be thanking y'all, as taxpayers, for paying my salary for 26 years.) My dad was a Marine who served in Korea, and was one of the few guys to walk away from the Chosin reservoir under his own power; or, as he used to say, "I was leakin' oil pretty bad, but I was still moving along with no help from anyone." I feel the same way about my dad as you do about yours: he was worth >1000 of me on his worst day, and I remain in awe of him and his generation.
What era was your dad from? What warfare community did he serve in?