|A salute to the veterans|
|Written by Helen Kaverman|
|Saturday, November 24, 2012 1:25 AM|
During the past few weeks, I have had the honor of talking to several veterans. Some are willing to tell their stories; others prefer to just forget most of it. I’d like to relate some of their experiences with you.
Last week, the Veteran’s Day Program for the students of Fort Jennings School came to the Memorial Hall to tour the Veteran’s Museum and listen to Retired Chief Petty Officer Randy Gasser relate some of his experiences. The high school students came in the morning and the elementary grades were bused over in the afternoon.
Randy came in his dress blues, which was very impressive. He explained many of his badges and medals to them. Students were very interested and asked many questions.
Chief Gasser retired in February 2012, concluding a career of 26 years of service in the Navy and to the nation. He enlisted in the US Navy’s Delayed Entry Program in September 1981 and then reported to Boot Camp at the Great Lakes Training Center in Chicago in January 1982.
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