Many of us probably know someone or have relatives that serves in different branch of military. As for myself, I have 4 first cousins served in Army, Air Force, and Marine. All of them ended their military career a year or two ago. One served 25 years in the Army and others have at least 15 years each. The military gave them the chance to travel and free education. Although, our families worried for their safety when they were deploy Somalia, Iraq and Afghanistan.
As some of you might know that one of the fallen victim of Fort Hood shooting is laotian. His name is Kham Xiong, 23 lost his life while waiting to get a flu shoot and eyes exam prior to deploy to Afghanistan. He left behind a wife, 3 children of his own, and 10 other siblings. My heart and pray goes out to his family in this tough time. I have a deep appreciation to all the veterans and can’t thanks them enough.