I just thought I'd tell a little about some people I know that have served in the military.
Of course, I have to start with my dad. He was drafted during the Vietnam War and was stationed in Korea. He never had to be involved in any fighting, a fact for which we are grateful. He worked as an automobile mechanic.
My uncle, Shelby Ferguson, was in France during World War II. All I know about the time he served is that he worked in "refrigeration." Once I got a little older and more interested in learning about this, I learned that he worked on a team that drove a refrigerated truck filled with blood available for transfusions. You can read a little more about it here. He has since passed away.
My husband's former pastor, Haskell Malone, served during the Korean War. He was taken as a Prisoner of War and kept for three years in horrendous conditions. His testimony is amazing to hear. I'll post it here at a later date. He has also passed away.
A member of our church, Jim Greer, was in World War II. He was in Ardennes during the Battle of the Bulge. America lost more than 19,000 soldiers there, but Mr. Jim survived to tell about it. He's still going strong at 85.
Thank God for our soldiers. I don't think we fully realize just how much they sacrifice so that we can be free.
If you have served or are a family member, friend, loved one of a soldier, thank you, thank you, thank you.
Happy Memorial Day!