Saturday, October 31, 2009

A Family That Serves Together

I've been meaning to post on this for a while. Here's a pic of D3's* Mom's car:

She's a four Blue-Star Mom and every one of her kids has now served in-theater (some multiple times) in the GWOT (call it what you want, it IS what it IS).
Kudo's to her! I'd say she raised a good set of kids.

*D3 is My 'Daughter-In-Law', now serving in Afghanistan.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Another 'Meat Servo' (Helo Style) in the Family

....and I mean that in the most loving, generous and approving way.
Yesterday, Number 1 (and only) Son joined the ranks of licensed pilots.
Proving some dreams can be caught if you pursue them.

When people don't know what you mean,
They may laugh at you and call you green,
They say your words are stupid and your plans are only schemes
Truth is simple, but seldom ever seen,
Let nothing stand between
Simple Man, Simple Dream.
-J.D. Souther

Here He is in July getting some flight hours after he had soloed..

I'm sure his Grandfathers are smiling down upon him.

Friday, October 23, 2009

The Father has 'Gone West'

My Father-In-Law has passed away.

In his honor, here is a photo of him in a fly-by from his tour in Keflavik Iceland, 1959. 'Rusty' is flying the left wing, second echelon.

We were in the 57 FIS, the Black Knights of Keflavik, 20 years apart.
Godspeed Dad.

A Good Man,