Monday, May 21, 2012

Remember

After college, my brother joined the Air Force during the era of the Vietnam War. He had wanted to be a pilot, but was assigned as the navigator/bombardier in an F-111, a fighter being tested in the New Mexico desert. He and the pilot died in December of 1973 when the jet crashed.

There's a memorial in Clovis, New Mexico for all those who died in the F-111, which you can see here.

Next Monday, on Memorial Day, please remember those who have served our country. There are no greater heroes.

7 comments:

Irene said...

I can never forget. I live with an AF veteran, one brother still suffering from PTSD, one brother in law still won't talk about Vietnam.
When I think of all the wasted potential, I cry.


Bless your brother and those brave guys who never made it home.

Unknown said...

I thank God every time it comes up in my house. I always say God saved my husband from Viet Nam for me. Everyone in his platoon got sent there, but he...went to Okinawa. Yes, I too live with a Marine from that era, had a father in Korea, 2 uncles were a part and all four of my brother-in-laws covered every other branch of the military. God bless your brother for his service. We must never forget.

Penelope Marzec said...

Irene,

It was a terrible, senseless war. :^(

Penelope Marzec said...

Unknown:

It seems there's a war for every generation. My father's brother died in World War II, but my father made it home.

I am glad your husband made it home, too. :^)

MarkD60 said...

I read a lot of books on Viet Nam. If I was just a little older, I would have been there.
Condolences about your Brother, no matter how many years go by, we never forget, and the wounds stay fresh.

Penelope Marzec said...

MarkD60:

It's hard not to think about what could have been. :^(

Leann said...

That we step outside our own country to defend nations that do not want or appreciate us, then to lose all of those precious lives for seemingly nothing. My condolences to all those who have lost loved ones.