Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Wednesday Hero 04/22/2009

Operations Specialist 3rd Class Leonel Yanez
Operations Specialist 3rd Class Leonel Yanez
U.S. Navy

Operations Specialist 3rd Class Leonel Yanez (Right), from Huntington Park, Calif., monitors a radar screen in the Combat Direction Center aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is on a scheduled six-month deployment to the western Pacific Ocean.


These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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4 comments:

Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

"We Should Not Only Mourn These Men and Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived".........
How very profound..........
Truer words have never been written Airman Mom.......

Steady On
Reggie Girl

coffeypot said...

Operation Specialist (formally known as a Radarman) was what I did in the Navy, but I worked in Combat Information Center (CID) on a Tin Can (Destroyer) verses the Combat Directional Center on a Carrier.

I do respect the guys and gals serving today because it is all volunteer service. I went in the Navy at seventeen (right after graduation) because I didn’t want to be drafted and ‘to get out of Dodge.’ I wasn’t happy at home and they were happy to see me go. It was a win-win situation for me. So I had no one ‘pining’ for me and that took a lot of pressure off me. But these servicemen today wanted to do this and that makes me more proud of them than the ones I served with. Ours was a mostly a ‘have to’ service. I’m glad I did it, but I don’t think I would have volunteered for it way back then.

AirmanMom said...

tg...those few words speak volumes!

AirmanMom said...

coffeypot...I appreciate your words, your points are the makings for my next Talking Tuesday! Thank you!