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    Posted November 10, 2012 by
    maysville, Oklahoma
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    Veterans in focus

    A Piece of Home

    Growing up in a family with military background and even being in the Navy myself I didn't think much about what we did as individuals because we were never prideful of it. serving was simply something we did because it had to be done.

    I would have to say my friend Burt Gibbs (Word War II) is the one veteran I most respect. I met Burt while working for the DAV, driving veterans to the Hospital from Ardmore, OK to OKC, OK.

    He was most instrumental in my drive to honor the more than 3,000 Oklahoma soldiers buried around the world by encouraging me along the many months of my journey. His support got me through the roughest of times when I was furthest from home and things were at their hardest. I knew that his work back home supporting the veterans gave me encouragement to finish my job of visiting the graves and reading the names of those Oklahoma soldiers buried around the world. Without his support I would not have been able to visit the graves of the men in the following video.
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