THE BUSH LIFE

THE BUSH LIFE
My tent cabin on the Kvechak River

The Bush Life

The Bush Life
My old buddy "KAYAK"

Thursday, November 10, 2016

VETERANS DAY

                                                 IN MEMORY OF

                                                 RAYMOND CORK
                                                     
                                                      &
                                              EDWARD O'BRIAN
                                                     
KILLED IN ACTION DEC. 4th 1967 while conducting gunfire support off the coast of Vietnam. Ray and Ed were my closest friends. We did just about everything together. I remember many nights we sat on the fantail (rear deck) of the ship on clear nights, the sky filled with stars talking about our sweethearts, our goals, our wishes. It would be peaceful until tracer fire would rip upwards from the enemy shooting at our aircraft as they drop bombs. There was always a reminder we were at war.

I thank all of my fellow Veterans who made sacrifices for there family, friends and strangers.

                                           ALL GAVE SOME, SOME GAVE ALL

                                               ANCHORS AWAY MY FRIENDS

10 comments:

Washkeeton said...

Happy belated Veterans Day, so sorry about your friends.

Wash

John said...

Thanks Wash

Anonymous said...

Happy Veterans Day John.....sorry I'm late .....Take care my friend Bert from Bama

John said...

Thanks Bert, good to hear from you.

Carol said...

Hi John, Sorry I am late but I wanted to thank you for sharing that part of your life with us as painful as it is. Happy Veterans Day John and thank you for your years of service as well. Thank you to the men and women in the past and present.

John said...

Thank you Carol, I appreciate your sentiments. It means a lot.

Harry Flashman said...

When a fellow gets older he remembers things like that a lot, especially when it's quiet at night.

John said...

Good morning Harry, you are absolutely right.

Anonymous said...

Hiya John just wanted to wish you a Happy Blessed Thanksgiving....Bert from Bama

John said...

Thanks Bert, that's very thoughtful of you. HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you.