My Military History
I come from a military family, my father served in both the Army, Army Air Corps, and the Untied States Air Force, retiring as a Ltc, and buried at Arlington Cemetery, along with my mom, and one of my brothers. My dad ensured America would have soldiers from his family for many years, producing four sons, all serving and retiring from the military, and counting my son, who served 16 years before Clinton drove him out, is now a self Contract Intelligence type (no more info will be provided). He did serve in Somalia and was a part of "Black Hawk Down" loosing his team (enough said). He has served both in the military (United States Army Intelligence and Security Command) in Saudi, then as a contractor (still in the intelligence community) in Saudi, Iraq, Kuwait, and places I can not mention now. Well, between my father, four sons, counting me, and his grandson, he provided his beloved country 137 active duty years. At one point all served on active duty while all of us still alive. My father enlisted one of my brothers, one of my brothers enlisted another brother, and my dad and one of my brothers reenlisted another of us. One brother served under me in Ethiopia, another worked with me in Germany, and I enlisted my son into the service, same field as most of his uncles. Dad was Air Force, one brother Navy, and three of us brothers and my son all served in the United States Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM). One was an 05H, two of us were 05K's and my son was an 98C. These will only mean something to those in or were in (INSCOM) my son and one brother, now also a contractor, in the intelligence community. Being a competitive bunch driven by our dad, I happen to be the most decorated, with the only purple heart in the family, although my dad should have received one while in Iwo Jima. I still have the rifle and bayonet that was involved with his wounds, with my father's blood on both. My highest wartime (Viet Nam) decorations included the Purple Heart, two Bronze Stars with V devices, from our government, and from the government of Viet Nam, the Cross of Gallantry with Silver Star ( equivalent to our Silver Star). The number of Air medals are three, I think, can't recall, but I did receive three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, and other medals I would have to go and look them up. I write this, because these medals are a reflection of 20 plus years of military service, and as a 100% disabled Vet, my decorations mean something to me, unlike at least one Senator, I'll not mention his name, who claims to have tossed his Silver Star over the fence of the grounds of the White House. A shameful act, one that demonstrates the contempt he held for the military and those who served then and now. Well, enough said about my military past, I am now an old retired MSG, 98Z, who still loves his country, as much as his time in service, wearing the uniform of the United States Army. God bless our current soldiers, young men and women serving with pride all over the world, with a Commander in Chief, who has a questionable past and one that is disappointing as they, our troops, deserve more. Milt Gregory
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