His father, grandfather, and great-grandfather all served. Now his 9th grade son is planning to attend on the the CPS military academies next year. He worked in a medical unit during the Vietnam War "like on the TV show MASH." When he wants to reminisce he just closes his eyes and goes back to those days. He liked his work and everyone he worked with. He hoped to become an x-ray technician after he was discharged, but that didn't work out and he's done "this and that." He was happy to have me take his photo, but closed his mouth, so you can't see that he's missing most of his teeth. Thank you, Leonard Barnes.
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