Pete and Laz

Pete and Laz
Yeah, Pete it's rough...but it's a runner.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Veteran's Day 2011

One of my father's Sargent's stripes and  another uniform patch from the Korean War era. When my father first joined up it was the Army-Air Corps which became the Air Force. The match book depicts Mather Air Force Base, which in 1943 was where B-25 bomber crews trained. For more information on the base: Click this Link.
Frank, a friend from work was a Sargent in the Air Force. His Father as well. He recently showed me a really nice framed box that contains his father's memorabilia from his service days. I'm going to make something similar for my father. 
My father retired out of Mather Air Force Base in 1965. That is how we ended up in the Sacramento area. He picked this area at the advice of a Korean War buddy who had settled here.  With McClellan Air Force Base nearby as well , a lot of service personnel settled into this part of California. Here's to all that served.

1 comment:

  1. Just hope everyone remembers WHY and not that it's just a day off work/school.

    Bodger, TSgt, USAF, retired
    Munitions/Ammo Troop; USAFE, PACAF, TAC and AFLC