In this top photo, my brother is holding my son, Hans. I believe this was summer 1972 at O'Hare airport where we were saying farewell to Jerry as he was leaving for his next assignment—a ship based in Italy. Hans has always looked up to him—so much so that when it was time for him to leave home, he joined the US Navy. Twenty six years later, Jerry is enjoying retirement and Hans is the Commanding Officer of one of our nation's finest guided missile destroyers. I am extremely proud of both of these men! Happy Veterans' Day!
|My son Hans|