Wednesday, November 9, 2005

A mistake in my previous entry

In my last entry, I said my son went to basic training at Fort Hood.  WRONG!  His boot camp was at Fort Benning, Georgia.  How could I forget?  My daughter and I went that long, long trip to watch him graduate. 

That's the trouble with getting older:  your memories blur, and names and places get mixed up.

At least I caught this mistake before anyone else jogged my memory, although I'm sure my son or daughter noticed it.

It was at Fort Benning, watching the graduation ceremonies, that I realized most of the soldiers who died in all of our wars were just boys!  I mean, these guys marching in front of the grandstands all looked like kids.  That's when it hit me that my Uncle Paul and my brother-in-law, Russell, were kids when they fought in World War II, not old guys, as I knew them to be at that time.

It was an eye-opening experience.



terra19728 said...

That would be an eye opening exerience.


marainey1 said...

They are all so young...just babies and they are out there defending our country.  I pray for them every day !  'On Ya' - ma

lordofbutter said...

It is amazing to note that. I respect anyone who's served their country in this way. And it's Veteran's Day tomorrow, I just realized. Amazing.

fowfies said...

Ah yes, Fort Benning.  I was born and raised in Columbus Georgia so we were always seeing those good men around town.  We moved just south of Atlanta when I was 16, but I still have family there.  It is definitely slower paced.

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