This will bring a tear to your eye

It’s a small world after all. I was standing in line at the Post Office today when I noticed the guy in front of me had on a “Viet Nam Vet” cap. I shook his hand, thanked him for his service, and welcomed him home. I asked where he had served and he said, NAVY. He said he was on the USS Coral Sea. I about dropped my teeth. The same ship I was on about 20 years earlier. Said he was a snipe but I told him he didn’t need to apologize.

Then a lady in line chimed in that her son was a Marine. But it broke our hearts when she told us that he was killed in Iraq 2 years ago. We thanked her and told her that we couldn’t think of what to say. You know what she did? She thanked us for OUR service.

God bless the USA.


Awesome Ray! Thanks for sharing that. All you Vets and those in the Armed Service are extreme heroes are really need allot more recognition and appreciation from everyone. Great story Ray, thanks.