Where did you serve and what did you do?
Lackland AFB, TX; Keesler AFB, MS; Tachikawa AB, Owada Receiver Site, Yokota AB, (others), Japan; Clark AB, Nichols AB, Philippines; Hickam AFB, HI; Andersen AFB, Guam; Kunsan AB, South Korea.
I was trained as a 304X0 Radio Relay Equipment Repairman and was assigned to the 1956 Communications Group to maintain a receiver site in Japan in 1976. After a year or so, our function at the site was turned over to Japanese contractors. I was given the choice to re-train and join an Engineering and Installation team that installed communications sites and physical intrusion detection systems (among other things) around the Pacific Theater.
How are you #StillServing?
VFW Post 1215 Honor Guard
VFW Post 1215 Chaplain
Korean War (and Service) Veterans Club of Rochester, Adjutant
Season’s Hospice veteran visitor
D.A.V. Transportation (Driver)
Why do you do it?
From tending to the living to honoring our dead, we owe all veterans for the sacrifices they made for their country. If we as veterans don’t help our brothers and sisters using our time, talents, and other resources, how can we expect others to do so? Look into your hearts and ask yourself, is there just a little more I can do to help out our elderly veterans, our sick and/or dying veterans, our widows and orphans, and those who are having trouble adjusting to civilian life. There are a lot of opportunities to help out there. Grab onto just one of those opportunities and be there for a veteran or family member who could really use your help. Or even just show that someone cares.