Reblog: Janine Strange: Thanks to a Vietnam Vet

What a great idea to all those who served in Vietnam. Thank you. YOU ARE ALL greatly appreciated.

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…and now for MISSION 38: Send Welcome Home love and Birthday wishes to Sgt Dennis Degnan USMC, Ret.

Like so many of our Vietnam Veterans, Dennis did not receive a warm welcome home. Not until 30 years after he returned from Vietnam, did someone welcome him home and thank him for his service. His wife sent this:

Dennis joined the Marine Corps at age 17 to  pay for college. Then after boot camp, he agreed to go to Vietnam  because they told him it would shorten his enlistment period. They  also told him he would be a typist, which was originally true. So he agreed. Upon arrival in the Danang airport, his orders were changed from typist to sniper and he found himself in the jungle a couple of days later. About 10 months later, he was shot 3 times and airlifted out. He spent 9 months in Bethesda Naval…

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Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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