We are so thankful for the men and women who have served our country and defended our freedom!
In the leadup to Veterans Day, we asked veterans across Sagora communities to share their experiences with us, including the lessons they learned and their favorite memories from their time in the US Armed Forces. We’re so thankful for those who shared their experiences with us and we’re thrilled to share their stories:
Charles H. served in the US Army from 1952-1954 as part of a unit focused on water rescues and transfers of cargo from ships to overland routes in Southern France. “The military taught me discipline and the basic morals of life,” Charles said. “It made a man out of me.”
Johnny W. served in the US Air Force from 1970 to 1976 as a Navigator and Weapons System officer in an F-4 Phantom fighter, earning the rank of Captain. He flew 190 missions in Vietnam, where he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross 11 times. After his service, he became a high school principal. “Best thing I ever did,” Johnny says.
Kenneth “Jack” L. served in the Army from 1957-1959. He worked in the communications department, where he was educated in communications technology. He says he enjoyed the relationships and brotherhood of the Army.