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Monday, November 11, 2013

Happy Veterans Day to My Marine

Always proud of my husband, for everything about his life, honestly. But I’m especially proud of his service to our country, and I celebrate that today. I am also thankful for all who have served throughout the history of this great country.

We were married in 1965, Russell graduated from college in 1967, and he served as an officer in the USMC from 1967-1970. His 13-month Viet Nam tour was 1968-1969.

The saying is really true:

ONCE A MARINE, ALWAYS A MARINE!

11-10-1968, USMC BDay visiting Bud Harness  in DaNang Steak Cookoutcenter, supply office-rice paddies in bkgrnd where R engaged enemy Feb 23 1969Mtn outside Russells hooch, 1-13, west of Da NangPhoto of Russ Ford and Rich Gleittsman, taken at camp before Russell left for the world 1969

Russ at 3rd MAF HQ, Da Nang in bkgrndRuss at Camp Hansen Okinawa for Embarkation Sch Mar 1969Russ at supply whse 1-13 DaNangRuss Ford at Cook Shack at 1st Bn-13th MarRuss Ford at Da Nang Harbor 1969Russ Ford Capt Gasser Steve Cox on east side of DaNang at ocean summer 1969Russ in compound at 1-13, Inspecting area along the lines-bunker in cornerRuss in jeep in Viet Nam 1969 Driver Cpl Bundick Sgt Flohre in backRuss outside his hooch 1-13 Da Nang 1969Russ Navy Commendation Medal 1969

Navy Commendation Medal with Combat V for service in Viet Nam

1 comment:

jasann said...

Congratulations to your husband for his loyal service to his country, no wonder you are so proud of him, I will remember him (and you)in my prayers and trust he has a long and happy life!