November 12, 2012
Veterans Day was yesterday. I have always had a strong support for the military, mainly because many of my family members served in the military. Here are a few of them, in no particular order. I thank all military personnel for their service, especially the ones in my family.
My grandfather, Laverne Isaac Brendle (1918-1955). Served in the Marine Corps from 1943-1945 in the Pacific during WWII. This photo was taken August 6, 1945, the day the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima.
My father, Richard Lee Simons, Sr. (1940- ) Served in the Marine Corps from 1956-1960.
My stepfather, William Craig Garde (1935-2010). Served in the Navy from 1952-1956 during the Korean War.