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
God bless our men and women who serve our country