I served a hitch in the Navy. I served on a diesel boat submarine in the north
pacific at about the same time as the Korean war was cooling off. For my
service I received, leadership training, electronics of the time, radar and
sonar training and experience, submarine training and experience, clothing,
medical care, dental care, food and lodging, free travel to places from Boston
Massachusetts to the east coast of Siberia, including Tahiti, New Zealand, Guam,
Formosa, Japan, Hong Kong, and Hawaii, San Diego, San Francisco, Mazatlan Mexico
and 30 days leave per year of service. As a veteran, I went to school on the GI
Bill, bought my first home, and in these later years health care at the VA.
Also two free haircuts, one when I joined and one when we crossed the
equator.I can't remember any thing that could be referred to as
a sacrifice. Would someone please clue me in about the "sacrifice" that
our current military imposes.
The first wave of LDS pioneers left the United States to establish a new kingdom
free from its strictures. LDS who now serve in Afghanistan are helping extend
the strictures and control of the United States over another country that has
been deprived of its sovereignty as part of a multi-trillion dollar boondoggle.
It's a stretch to compare the two as if they were mirror images of one
another, or even mutually compatible.
It is to bad that all our youth don't spend 2 years of their lives
supporting this country, maybe they would better appreciate what their ancestors
did so they can live the lives they do.
I wish they would have listed the pioneer names. Would be useful to find out a
Staff Sergeant -- That is an excellent article. I am honored to have spoken
with you when you called The Days of '47 to discuss it. Thank you for your
service and, most of all, for keeping the pioneering spirit. Be safe and come
Having lived or been stationed TDY in Germany, Korea, Japan, Okinawa, the
Philippines, Vietnam, Oman, and other places during Utah's distinct
celebrations, I thank you all still in our prayers and for your service. May
God bless you .