Monday, March 30, 2009
My ancestors (5 brothers) came to this country in 1763 and fought in the Revolutionary war, their descendants including myself and my son Capt. Michael A. Valentine U.S. Army, have fought in every conflict this country has ever been involved in.
I swore my oath 4 days after my 17th Birthday March 20th 1958, although I did not leave for Basic training till July.
I served from 1958-1967 and was discharged on partial disability. I have been totally disabled since 1978.
The oath I swore is binding as long as I have breath.
Marion A. Valentine USN(disabled)