The Enlisted Troops
Thanks to Budd Davisson for the article “Remembering the Enlisted” in the August issue of Flight Journal. It traced some experiences of airman Tom Brennan of New Jersey but was also a nod and pat on the back to all the enlisted personnel who served in the Air Force and other branches of the military over the years.
I am one such person who served in the Air Force in the latter half of the 1960s, including a year in Vietnam. Although we toiled in relative obscurity, every man and woman contributed in some small way to the overall mission of his or her branch of service. I think it’s safe to say that the vast majority of us who served in any capacity, and at any rank, are proud of having done our patriotic duty—even though we never individually made the headlines. Tom Sakely, Warren, Michigan
I know you’re probably tired of hearing it, but thanks for your service, Tom.—BD