Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Friday, November 06, 2015

BEGIN TO HONOR

Veteran's Day is approaching.  Take 25 minutes of your time to watch this entire video honoring 1991 Congressional Medal Of Honor winner MSG Roy Benavidez.   In doing so you will honor all our Veterans. His story honors all our military, especially our Veterans of Foreign Wars.  My husband often talked of the exploits of those who risked it all to return our trapped and stranded fighting men in Vietnam. Benavidez speech in the second half of the video tells who the heroes are.

 

11 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh! What an incredible man! What an incredible hero! Thank you so much for sharing this!!!

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  2. Thank goodness our country produces such men.

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  3. We, and future generations must never forget....

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  4. Kay, he made it clear that the heroes are the ones who did not come home. Most of our veterans do not speak of their service and the experiences during wartime but they all adamantly insist they are not heroes. Wouldn't Art agree?

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  5. cube, yes and now many women too. Can't believe two women made the Rangers. Hope the standards were not lowered for them to make it. It's okay with me if they serve as long as they qualify the same as a man.

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  6. Lee, I know that anyone who hears this story and so many other like it will not forget. Amazing what that one fellow managed to do. Amazing what anyone who puts on the uniform of their country is willing to do.

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  7. Actually, I think that Art would consider these soldiers heroes who put their lives on the line to help others. Art, himself did not go to Vietnam like my cousins did. He was actually part of a "secret" satellite surveillance unit monitoring from the skies. And you're right that he wouldn't consider himself a hero, but he would definitely consider Roy Benavidez a hero in the truest sense. It's just sad that he died at such a young age (63) of diabetes.

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  8. Olga, I kind of felt that way too.

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  9. Thank you so much for sharing that. My father was a veteran of World War II - he was on a minesweeper through the end of the war. The stories he told...

    I miss wishing a Happy Veterans Day to him.

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  10. Lynn, you had to be so proud of him. There a many we can still thank and many to remember always.

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