To be clear, anyone who serves is heroic on my mind.
However, this gentlemen, Russell Babcock, came in to sign some paperwork and I noticed his hat that said “Tet Offensive Survivor”. Admittedly I’m not very well versed with the Viet Nam War so when I get a chance to learn from a combat vet themselves I take every opportunity to show them I care by lending an ear.
I also noticed he was repping three bronze stars, a silver star, and three purple hearts, and a medal I was unfamiliar with that I looked up and discovered it was the Legion of Merit.
He told me to follow him out to his car and he gave me his card and after talking about his years served he mentioned he had published a book called Twice a Soldier and it was available on amazon. He also mentioned he has a couple more coming out in a month or so. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074L9V24Q/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1