I would like to thank Judy Chappell for her letter published on Nov. 11. She expressed my sentiments exactly.
My dad was in World War I and my wife’s family was in WWII. I was in the U.S. Air Force Strategic Air Command and knew that my roommates and friends, who were bomber and tanker air crew members, stood ready to fly knowing that half of them would probably not make it back home.
These people, along with the hundreds of thousands who served and who have lost their lives in service to the U.S., deserve our greatest respect.
If you’ve never been in the military, you can’t understand the feelings, camaraderie, and unspoken dedication we have.
I belong to the Crestwood Village veterans group, and we’ve talked about this and wish there were some way to convey our thoughts and attitudes to our country’s non-veterans, especially to today’s younger people who have grown up in a world where the idea of armed conflict and its effects has never entered their minds.