All military veterans bear a debt of gratitude to the Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airmen that came before them. History teaches hard lessons and the lessons of combat are the hardest and every generation bears a debt of gratitude to the military personnel that served before their time.
As a post 9/11 Military Veteran and an Iraq war veteran, I personally owe an incredibly strong debt of gratitude to the Vietnam veterans that came before me. Vietnam veterans personify the spirit of service, sacrifice, and valor that most of us strive and even hope to obtain for a brief time during our period of service. In my opinion, all post 9/11 military veterans owe their thanks to all Vietnam veterans. Here are seven reasons to be grateful for Vietnam Veterans:
This Veteran’s Day seek out as many Vietnam Veterans as you can find, and deeply thank them for their service. The service, dedication, and sacrifice of Vietnam Veterans shaped America for the better and we owe them an ongoing sense of gratitude.
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Author Biography: Chad Storlie is a Retired US Army Officer, the author of Combat Leader to Corporate Leader and has published over 230 articles in over 145 publications on military veterans, career advancement, business, leadership, strategy, education, financial planning, and national security topics. Chad excels as an author, mentor, speaker, and teacher showing business leaders and military veterans how military skills make lives, careers, and businesses better. Chad is an adjunct Professor of Marketing at Creighton University. Chad has a BA from Northwestern University and an MBA from Georgetown University. Follow Chad @CombatToCorp and www.CombatToCorporate.com.
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