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HEY ALL

NOV 11 2018 is  Veterans Day====give thanks to all the man and women that are VETERANS of the Armed Services 

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Gregory Matthews

Veterans Who Have Served Their Country

Eugene Bullard,2nd Lt, USAF:  Living in France, who joined the French Army, and became a pilot in the Lafayette Flying Corps, where he became a hero of his combat mission.  It should be noted that he is considered a hero in France to this day.  In 1917 he attempted to  join the U.S. Air Service, but was rejected due to his race.  In 1994, he was posthumously appointed a 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Air Force and became the first African American in the U.S. Air Force.

Opha May Johnson, Sgt., U. S. Marine Corps:   In 1918, she became the first female to serve in the U.S. Marine Corps. 

James Schmidt, St. Major, U. S.  Army & U.S Navy:  At the age of 14, he parachuted into combat in Italy with the 82nd Airborne Division.   Shortly thereafter, he was discharged when he was discovered to be 14 years old.  He immediately joined the Navy and was kicked out on account of his age.    After turning 18 he joined the Army again and served for 22 years.  He was awarded numerous medals to include the Silver star.

Desmond Doss, Medal of Honor.  The first Conscientious objector to be awarded the MOH.

Ollivia Hooker, PO 2nd Class, U.S.Coast Guard:  the first African-American woman to serve in the Coast Guard.    She also taught for 20 years at Fordham Universitiy.

Hyman Rickover, Admiral, U.S. Navy;   He served for 63 years on active duty in the Navy.   He is considered to be the Father of the nuclear Navy. 

Grace Hopper, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy:   During WWII, she left Vassar University, as an assistant professor  to join the Navy.  She retired from the Navy three (3) times.  Hollywood has made a movie about her contribution to the Navy.  As a quirk,  she was known to handing our gifts to people of a length of wire that had been cut to the length that light would travel in a nanosecond.   I leave it to you to determine that answer to how long that length of wire was.  I have done the math.

Lawrence Joel, SFC, U.S. Army:  he was the first living  African-American to be awarded the Medal of Honor, since the Spanish –American War, for service as a medic in Vietnam.   His exploits under battle were similar to those of Desmond Doss.

Ronda Cornum, Brig. General, U.S. Army:  Taken captive during the Gulf War, where she was serving as a flight surgeon, who was assaulted as a POW.   She served in the U.S. Army for 34 years.

Kristen Griest & Shye Haver, both Captains, U.S. Army:  They were the first women to graduate f rom the Army Ranger School.  Their class began with 400 soldiers, which included 19 women.   They were the two women, who along with 94 males, graduated.

Note:  The above information is abstracted from an article in the November edition of the Military Officer,  which listed some 100 veterans who had given outstanding service to this nation in military service. 

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HEY ALL

today NOV 11 is VETERANS DAY in the UNITED STATES====let us all thank

the men an women that have served in the ARMED SERCIES 

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