A Couple of Our Military Men

Sara’s grandson, Richard, (Lee’s son), served a tour in Iraq.  He followed in the footsteps of his father, Hugh, who served in Vietnam.

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richard_iraqRichard (left front)

Richard  honorably served with the 204th Military Police, Bladerunners in Baghdad, Iraq for a one year tour as an MP.  Richard was there during the period of time Saddam was captured:  an extremely violent time to be there.  We thank God he is now home safe with us, enjoying his beautiful new baby girl.

richard_armyRichard (right) in Iraq

richard_home-for-ChristmasRichard, finally home for Christmas!

Hugh (Photo Below) was stationed in Phi Bui, Vietnam with the 101st Airborne.  His treacherous job was to patrol the jungles, rivers, and deny the enemy access into Phi Bui.  This duty was a result of the successful capturing of Phi Bui in 1968.  Hugh honorably served his country in Vietnam from January 1971 to December, 1971.

Hugh and Lee (Sara and Dave’s oldest daughter), have a daughter, Chaundra;  a son, Richard (pictured above) and Teresa, their youngest daughter.

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Both men saw combat during their time in service.  They served their country well.  We are all incredibly proud of both of them and will forever be grateful to them for their service and great sacrifice.  Words are, as always, so insufficient in expressing gratitude for all that “they and hundreds of thousands of others” have given.

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adrian_armyjacketThis is Teresa’s son, Adrian, who is very proud of his grandfather and uncle!

1 Comment

  1. Lee Vertrees said,

    January 28, 2009 at 5:42 AM

    I love you Hugh. I remain proud of you for your service.
    Love, Lee

    I love you Richard. I was terrified when you were away,
    terrified and proud.
    Love, Mom.

    I love you Adrian. You are a special boy.
    Love, MeMe


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