Veterans Day

This is me, round about July 1, 1969….

Age 20: Private JoelThe Army took this photograph.

I was drafted in late June, and reported to Detroit’s Old Fort Wayne for induction on June 25. This photo was taken at Fort Knox a few days later to accompany a press release sent to my local newspaper. After sojourns at Forts Knox (Kentucky), Gordon (Georgia), Huachuca (Arizona), and Baker (California), I spent most of 1971 in Pleiku, RVN (several of these photos are mine).

Like most vets, I consider November 11 to be uniquely my holiday.  Blessings to all….


Discovered this essay while chasing links for today’s note. Worth a look for anyone who served in the Signal Corps in Vietnam….