The En­listed Troops

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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

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