I will always tell this story because I am proud of it.When I enlisted,I chose the USAF I had 2 weeks before my induction during that time Dad and I visited with my Aunt Glydes and he asked her "Remember when I went in? she replied yes,Dad throws his arm around me and says Well it's His Turn Now." Because of my Dad Saying that I thank Service Member with thank you for taking your turn to serve.
My Late Dad was a WW2 Veteran and a member of the US Army Air Force.
I have many Family and Friends that Have served as well,I will post this list that I used to use on a FaceBook Group that I Belonged to called Standdown it is the Roll Call Posting: SGT (E-4) Date of Rank 01 Sept 1973 USAF 2951 C.L.S.S. of the AF Logistics Command served July 1971-1974 as an Aircraft Spark chaser(AKA Electrician)Reporting for Duty,HERE!!
Remembering the Other SGT Golch,Phillip R. USAAF a veteran of WW2 My Dad who was called Home 14 August 1984
My AF Mom Shirley M.Golch(Nicknamed Sam) called home 25 Sept 2003
Standing in for my cousins Keith A.Doyle SGT (E-4) USAF,Brian P Doyle,Specialist (E-4) USA 1987-1991 &Sgt (E-5) USAR 1991-1995,Judy Homes Duncan USN Chief Petty Officer (E-7)Retired
My late father in law Stanley J.Kobus A WW2 Veteran of N.Africa and Anzio called Home 30 april 2003
The late Jim Spiker USN called Home 10 December 2012.
My friend Douglas J.Campbell USAF 1984-2007 Retired E-6
And my Late Uncle Evan Golch ARNG Called Home 22 December 1981.
And My Uncle Richard E.Hirt USA Regular 1953-1955
And My Brother in law Allen Wilder a Vietnam Vet.(sadly I donot know what Branch or Years served)