Tuesday, November 10, 2009

God bless our Veterans!


My father, Cal Boykin, Jr. was a veteran of WW II. In this picture he is the young man on the top of this armored car. He was a gunner. This picture was discovered many years after the war and was actually the cover of a magazine. The picture was found by my uncle!



To the right is a close-up of my dad. He had just finished his freshman year at Texas A&M University when it became obvious that most young men were about to be called up for duty. He went ahead and enlisted and soon found himself at Ft. Hood in Kileen, Texas for his basic training. Later he was involved in many battles, paticipating in the surge that was part of the Battle of the Bulge.
Yes... I am so very proud of my father who served his country. He passed away October 23, 2008.




My husband, David, served in the U.S. Air Force and was a Munitions Officer during the Vietnam war. He spent four years in the Air Force and then went to work for the family farming business.
These are two veterans that I truly am proud of!
God bless America
and
God bless our men and women who serve our country

7 comments:

Shabby Cottage Shoppe said...

What a lovely post. You do have two wonderful people in your family to be proud of. God Bless all of our soldiers, past and present, and God Bless the USA!
Gail

Lori E said...

Thank you to them and all the others. Truly heartfelt thanks.

Memaw Barbie said...

How truly grateful I am for our service people, past and present. My dad also served in the war. He has been battling throat cancer for about 6 months. I can only imagine how you must miss your dad. God bless your family.
blessings

hip chick said...

Thank you to your father for his years of service.

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed your blog...I too enjoy geneology...and love seeing old pictures...found my way over from your comment on Memaw Barbies(my daughter) blog
Was also interest because of your Texas location...love anything and everybody from Texas :)
Blessings
Charlene

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Sweet Ladybug..you look SO much like your father! Very handsome men in your family! :) I pray that one day there will be no more war!

I am so glad you like my light shade. I am not sure if it is milk glass or not...if so..it is not like my other milk glass. It is very think though. Sort of like porcelains I've seen...just thick. :)
Thank you for your sweet comment!
Hugs!

Michelle said...

WOW what a great picture! Your father was very handsome!!