Where did you serve and what did you do?
Served 4 years in Navy as Radioman 1969-1973, RM3 at NCS CAMS Guam, USS Davidson (DE-1045) (two tours to Tonkin Gulf), NAS Imperial Beach, Ca. Five years separation, then return for HT”A” school and Navy Dive School. Served at NavSta Gitmo Dive Locker, USS L Y Spear (AS-36) Dive Locker, SRF Guam Dive Locker, First Class Dive School, Subase Pearl Harbor Dive Locker, USS Bolster (ARS-38) Dive Locker, and again at SRF Guam Dive Locker. Retired November 1995
How are you #StillServing?
Commander of Liese-Bowen-Johnson VFW Post 3551. Last year we asked a popular local diner if we could have a group of veterans meet there on a regular basis for coffee and/or breakfast with other vets. The owner agreed, and also volunteered to provide unlimited FREE coffee, if we purchase our own breakfasts. We started with 4 veterans. Yesterday, we had TWENTY! The word is getting around and there is now another restaurant in Haxtun, CO which provides FREE LUNCH to veterans on days when we hold our “Any is too many” event there. Occasionally, the waitresses tell us that our meals have been paid for by other anonymous patrons of the diner. We always tip our waitresses well, and they continue to give us the best service possible.
Why do you do it?
In rural northeastern Colorado, resources are few and far between. After Covid really forced more isolation on the local populace, we wanted to make sure veterans have a place to connect with other vets for some friendly talk, and help with any service-related issues.