Many young Americans are in war zones this Christmas, I am posting again my experiences in 1973, to remind us that we owe so much to them and that they are not fogotten.
Christmas is such a family time, its easy to forget that there are folks who will not experience it with loved ones.
For me that occurred during the Vietnam War. My wife and I had not even been married a year, when I went off to combat.
It was hard for her and it was even harder for me. The family sent me a care package and my wife mailed me a box with a Christmas tree in it. The photo of the tree at left ties me to that day so long ago, but I have very few memories of Christmas. Note the fake snow sprayed around the mirror – why the PX had fake snow for sale is beyond me. Behind the tree is a photo of my wife that –and the fake snow —…
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