Where did you serve and what did you do?
Served in the United States Air Force for 20 years and retired as Master Sargent. Deployed temporary duty to Ubon Royal Thai Air Force Base March 1973 – September 1973 from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base for the last six months of bombing in Vietnam. I was an Armament Systems Specialist loading bombs on F-4E aircraft and worked on the gun systems as well. In August 1974, I was assigned to Korat Royal Thai Air Force base for 12 months where I worked in the F-111 gun shop for 5 months, then I was transferred to the AC-130 Spectre Gun Shop. We were in support of the evacuation of Saigon and the S. S. Mayaguez
How are you #StillServing?
Our 21 Member Joint Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion Post Honor Guard continued to perform Military Honor Guard services for the surrounding and local community during the COVID-19 pandemic and still continue today as needed. Our veterans and their families deserve honor regardless of what is going on in society. All of our services were performed outside and the members practiced social distancing and wore face coverings when needed. Our Post was closed down around the middle of March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but our Honor Guard decided to keep doing funeral Military Honor requests.
Why do you do it?
We as a Post believe that every Veteran expects and deserves Military Honor’s upon their passing. Families expect it as well because their loved one served their country proudly by serving in the United States Military for the freedoms that we enjoy today and every day.