This Hero is a member of the Kansas Patriot Guard, a group of vets that honor fallen vets by riding their motorcycles be-decked with American and POW flags, as escorts for Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Coast Guard, and Air Force that are being laid to rest.
This particular gentleman is a veteran of 2 and one half years in Viet Nam and the holder of the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts.
He was participating as a Patriot Guard at my favorite cousin’s funeral a couple of weeks ago.
My cousin was a Marine. A veteran of WWII, Korea, and two tours of Viet Nam. He paid his dues to his country.
No matter what one’s feeling of this war or that, the young and old men and women who are actually part of it deserve our highest awe, honor, and respect.