“We Poured Our Heart and Soul Into that Country”

It’s Veterans Week so I’m sharing favorite posts from the past.

“One year later I am still going at it. I am First Sergeant of a Field Artillery Battery. What a wild ride, What a great opportunity.”

Debbie’s Story, 2014:

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Welcome to Veterans Week here at BPS!  Every day I will introduce a fellow Veteran and share her story of military service.

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Debbie and I are childhood friends, the same-aged daughters of two very close friends, our mothers.  Debbie herself is now a mother and grandmother living in Colorado, working as an eCommere Operations Manager for a major IT company and enjoying hiking, volunteering and traveling.  Debbie is also a Veteran.

  Here is her story:

When did you enlist in the Army?  Where were you living and why did you join?

I joined in 1988 in Monroe, Michigan.  I was a senior in high school – I joined the Delayed Entry Program in January and shipped off to Basic Training in July after high school graduation.

I was a bit of a tomboy growing up with my brother and my cousins. I grew up running through corn…

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