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Friday, May 4, 2007
A daughter re-enlists
I guess apples don’t fall too far from the tree ... I am a Vietnam veteran (while in the US Navy), a Desert Storm veteran (while in the Army), and a US Army retiree. My daughter, Becky James, is currently serving in Afghanistan. She is a Staff Sergeant in the Air Force's Security Forces. After four years of service in the Air Force, she recently decided to commit to another four years. Here is a photo of her re-enlisting on April 6th while in Kandahar.
Her husband, SSgt Mark James, and older brother, TSgt Mark Kerr, are also serving in the Air Force. I have included another photo taken a couple of years ago of all four of us. I wish to salute all three of them. God Bless them ... and God Bless America.
-- Sgt Robert Kerr, USAR retired, of Fort Wayne, Indiana
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