2nd Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

"I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."
- George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Uncle Rog visits

Had a surprise visit by my wife's Uncle Roger all the way from Salt Lake City this morning. He is one of my favorite in-laws even if we don't get to see him that much. He is out East on his yearly visit in conjunction with his 1st Infantry Division reunion he attends, this year it was in Buffalo.

If I ever make it to Utah to meet any of the WTA crew in their natural habitat it will probably be related to a visit to see Roger.

Roger served in the 2/18th Infantry in the "Big Red One" back in 1966 - 1967 in Vietnam. He was awarded a purple heart for injuries sustained by enemy fire but maybe the most significant injury didn't occur until after the war in 2009. Roger came down with a form of cancer he believes was related to exposure to agent orange back in the war.

One thing Roger emphasized was how important it was for all veterans to register with the VA "just in case" something pops up service related years after the fact. Sage advice...

He so expresses some concern for the waning membership in our veteran organizations. I have been looking on and off for a American Legion or VFW to join...maybe I need to start looking a bit harder...



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