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Veterans Day was held this year on November 11, 2020 as Americans took time to honor the brave men and women who served their country in wars ranging from the Korean, Vietnam war, the Gulf War, Iraq, and Afghanistan. SAN ANGELO –Veterans Day, November 11, 2020 was a day set apart for all Americans to give tribute to the brave men and women who honorably served in the Korean war, Vietnam, the Gulf War, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc.
Tom Brokaw, former NBC news anchor, gave tribute to them when he wrote a book titled, The Greatest Generation, a profile of the men who served during World War II. "It is, I believe, the greatest generation any society has ever produced."
“some made the ultimate sacrifice; they laid down their lives to defend our freedom that we should all hold dear” said Brigadier General (Ret.) Mike Boyd, San Angeloan Mr. Boyd took part in Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
Below are the names of a few U.S. military men and women who served their country to protect our freedom.
Lt. Heather “Lucky” Penny 9/11/2001 in memoriam Lt. Penny received orders to take down United Flight 93 with her F-16 which had no missiles or live ammo.
Millie Bailey, “one of the first African American women pilots in the Women's Army Corps and served as a commander of the Women's Colored Detachment” (Wikipedia.)
U.S. Army Master Sgt. Matthew Williams, Angelo State University graduate, awarded the Medal of Honor by President Donald Trump on Oct. 30, 2019.
Corporal Pat Tillman “enlisted in the United States Army, May 2002 in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks.” Tillman died April 22, 2004 (Wikipedia.)
Although many no longer serve in the military and are now civilians, they exchanged their uniform for a different one called fatherhood, motherhood, brotherhood, etc.
Conexión thanks all U.S. military personnel who proudly served their country. God bless you and your families.