WHO IN YOUR FAMILY SERVED IN THE MILITARY AND WHEN? DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL MEMORY OF THAT PERSON?
Jim and Jerry were both Marines. Thelma and Tina stayed with us for a while when Jim went for special training. She was with us for a while just before she moved to be with him. She went with us to his graduation from Paris Island. We were very proud of him!
Jerry went into the Marines before he met Christy. We couldn't make his graduation, so sent Jesse with our car to pick him up. Jerry wanted to drive some coming back, as he hadn't driven in so long and fell asleep at the wheel and side-swiped our car. Both were okay and the car "survived" too.
Jim became a dog handler, sniffing drugs and later, after he was out, did it for the border patrol on the Mexican border. He was awarded a plaque for training a dog nobody else could handle before him.
Jerry was stationed on an isolated island, Adak, Alaska. He said a lot of men weren't making it, but thanked us for disciplining him, for he was going to. Boy! That was a shot in the arm. We had the 3 girls left at home and how easy it would have been to loosen up on them.