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Kudos & Kindness: A military thank you

By the time you read this, Veteran’s Day will have come and gone by a week or two probably. This is a thank you letter to all our active and prior service members though. It is also about my own personal 10 years in the U.S. Army, which I’ll never regret.

Thank you very sincerely to all our military (U.S.) members who have spent time serving and fighting for us overseas. Whether in WWI or II or South Korea, Afghanistan or Iraq, or where ever, just know that you’re never forgotten. Also to our people who fought for us in Vietnam, you are unsung heroes who never heard thank you enough for your time in service over there. You were and are very appreciated for your time in service. I know it wasn’t easy and oftentimes was very dangerous.

I myself was in the U.S. Army from 1970-1981 (with a one-year break in service) and spent seven years of it in Germany, mainly Frankfurt, Hanau, and Heidelberg; they were peace-time tours. Vietnam was winding down and Iraq and the rest hadn’t started yet. So my own time in service (as an aircraft re-fueler) fell into the non-conflict era pretty much, but I was (and am) always grateful to all the service members who risked their lives before and after my time in service, including my father who had served in Guam in WWII and my mother who was an Army cook during that same time period. Thanks to all.

Lake Tahoe, have a great holiday season.

Theodore R. Harris, III

South Lake Tahoe, Calif.