I also remember my uncle Monte who I was named after. He fought and died in the South Pacific during WWII and his body was never recovered. I hope someday that his dog tags show up. Last week I attended the retirement ceremony of my son, LTC Monte Anderson, who retired from the Air Force after 24 years. He saw a lot of combat too. My grandson, Monte Anderson also attended. That’s three Montes named after my uncle. Funny thing is, it was his nick name not his real name.
I am remembering several friends and classmates who died in Vietnam. It's good to remember their sacrifice. We should all pause for a minute during our barbeques and picnics to remember what today is all about. Happy Memorial Day.
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