“Thank You For Your Service…”

Airman Comes Home. Photo from Pixabay

I’m an old man now, and Veterans Day brings on conflicted thoughts.

I was 19 when I put in a volunteer statement for Vietnam. Much later, I learned that was the age of the average troop in Vietnam. In my heart of hearts, I did not believe I would face mortal danger. However, I found it expedient to let other people think so, especially people of the female persuasion.

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Steve Russell

Steve Russell

Enrolled Cherokee, 9th grade dropout, retired judge, associate professor emeritus, and (so far) cancer survivor. Memoir: Lighting the Fire (Miniver Press 2020)