Most Ft. Snelling interments of servicemen and their families I have added I didn't know personally. I add head stone photos and a token/note when possible. I do this to honor the men and their families. I want to give their pages something more than just a name and a date.
My wife and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts for taking the time to do what you do at Ft. Snelling for vets and their families. Your Bio tells the tale of a very good person whose military experience was very heavy duty. Your experience in Vietnam that I've just read about -- the same week of the Ken Burns films about all that strife -- reminded me of how strong a man you must be to have gone through two tours over there. My dad thought he was lucky. He got one purple heart from a shrapnel wound in his leg during a mercifully short stint on the Western Front in Europe. He came home after the initial healing and refused to say much about the war ever again.
I wish you and yours good health and thank you for your very dedicated service, both in the military and at Ft. Snelling.
Geoffrey (Geof)and Libby Gould
"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars."
I'm from Minneapolis, MN and have lived in this area all my life. I'm a proud veteran and spent 3 years in the army and I served two tours of duty in Viet Nam, (late 1969-1972.) I was wounded twice. I was assigned to The First Cavalry Division and was in the infantry and then a combat engineer & operated a bulldozer & later I was assigned to aviation and was a crew chief/door gunner on a UH-1 Huey helicopter. I'm a recipient of the Bronze Star, two Purple Hearts, two Air Medals, two Commendation Medals, Good Conduct Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Aircraft Crewman Wings, & a Marksman Rifle Medal.
I'm a former local truck driver of 35 years and a former part time fire photographer for seven years. I was forced to retire in 2004 due to back problems. Now I spend time listing interments. If you see ANY FT. Snelling memorials with a mistake or missing plots & sections or need a spouse/parents links added please let me know and I will get it corrected or updated.
I do appreciate you visiting Aaron's memorial and for all of your kind words. Thank you so much. It has helped a lot with the passing of my beloved Aaron. Aaron was a blessing and I miss him so much.
If you see anything that I have submitted that needs correction, please let me know. I will be happy to correct it.