I met Joe on the Sunday before Memorial day this year. Appropriate since it will be a long time before I forget him and the amazing stories he told me of his life – the most memorable is in the video link below.
Can I just say here – God bless the men and women who serve in our armed forces. I’m tempted to simply make PSN a network about them and their incredible stories of sacrifice on our behalf.
Joe is one of these amazing people who served – sadly in a very unpopular war. Politics aside, I say God bless Joe for his willingness to serve, and the sacrifices he made. I hope you appreciate his story.
One final note – in part of the interview you don’t see here Joe talks about his parents immigrating from Italy when he was a small boy. Joe did two tours in Viet Nam before he was given leave to fly to Hawaii and finally be granted U.S. citizenship.
Realize that when Joe went through the experience he tells here, he wasn’t a U.S. citizen. Remarkable.