Where did you serve and what did you do?
I was an artillery forward observer with an infantry unit in Vietnam during the Battle of Dak To and the Tet Offensive in 1967-1968. I am a decorated, combat wounded Army Veteran.
How are you #StillServing?
I am a member of a group of Veterans who provide Military Honors at the funerals of local Veterans. We provide this “service” approximately 200 funerals per year. One of the volunteer Veterans has participated in approximately 4000 services over the past 20 years. He is 87 years old. We are composed of Army, Navy , Air Force and Marine Corps Veterans who all wear Army Dress Blues with insignia and appropriate ribbons. The unit has been providing this service since 1975. If this is the type of “service” to the community you have an interest in please visit our website: https://bcspecialunit.com
Why do you do it?
The other Veterans and myself consider it a privilege to provide the full Military Honors for our fallen comrade as a service to his or her family. The tradition and symbolism of the eulogy, the three volley salute, Taps and the folding and presentation of the Flag brings comfort to the family knowing their loved one has been recognized for his service to his God and Country.