Posted by: cranky | October 26, 2007

Definition of a Veteran

A Veteran – whether active duty, retired, National Guard or reserve – is someone who, at one point in his or her life, wrote a blank check, made payable to “The United States of America,” for an amount of “up to and including my life.”
That is honor, and there are far too many people in this country who choose to no longer understand it.

— Author Unknown

Remembering Mike G. and BGen G.S. on Veterans Day and every day.  I was privileged to serve alongside you.  RIP 



  1. Proud to have served.

    C Btry 3/61st Air Defense Artillery
    2nd Bde, 3rd Armored Division
    USArmy-Europe 1976-1979

  2. Barry, I was in the Air Force in Holland from 1982 – 1989. You guys covered our asses from air attack — we were very vulnerable. They estimated our casualties at 40 percent in the first two days if the Warsaw Pact attacked .

  3. To be fair, it’s contradictory to make a “blank check” out for an amount.

  4. The point went right over your head and you couldn’t resist the urge to be a dick, huh Joe?

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