color: SOME SOLDIER'S MOM: Put Silver Wings On My Son's Chest

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Put Silver Wings On My Son's Chest

My son's wings

NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim August 16, 2005, as National Airborne Day. I encourage all Americans to honor those who have served in the Airborne, and I also call upon all citizens to observe this day with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities.
My Dad who lost his left arm while in the Army (1945)
(you can see his wings there on his left chest)

One of my favorite t-shirts (the front is above)

I got to pin his wings on!! (2004)

The day I got to pin those silver Airborne wings on my son, was one of the proudest days of my life. I was concerned (but not worried) about his split lip, the bump and gash on his forehead, and the even larger gash and goose egg on the back of his head... and the soldier I saw with stitches from lip to ear. I say to him, "Geez, jumping out of those airplanes sure is dangerous." And he says, "It's not the jumping, Ma. It's the quick stop." (Apparently, an old Airborne line... but priceless all the same!) And he says, "Ya know, it's not like they broom sweep the LZ." (sorry... Landing Zone)

So here's to my Dad and to my son (and -- BLACKFIVE) and those other Hunters from the Sky: Airborne! We thank you! We honor and salute you!

Copyright 2005. All rights reserved.


At 8/16/2005 7:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen to that, both my brother are Airborne soldiers..... My heart goes into my throat just thinking about what they do.

At 8/16/2005 11:09 PM , Blogger THIRDWAVEDAVE said...

Congratulations to you and your son, mom. I'm proud of your son just as much as you are. I thank him for his service.

At 8/16/2005 11:12 PM , Blogger THIRDWAVEDAVE said...

And I forgot to thank you for the larger font. It makes reading so much easier!

At 8/17/2005 3:49 AM , Blogger Call Me Grandma said...

Thank you, thank you, from my stand point it takes alot of courage to jump out of a plane...period, let alone at 1250'
with 95 lbs of gear. Thanks for your courage and congratulations for your accomplishment.

At 8/17/2005 10:07 AM , Blogger Rachelle Jones said...

hooah to you!! Proud wife and Sister in Law of Paratroopers

At 8/19/2005 7:19 AM , Blogger Erik Holtan said...



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