WESTWOOD — First, I would like to thank Lt. Col. John Paradis, a Gazette columnist, for his service to this great nation and for defending the rights of all Americans.
In my family, three generations of men served in the military. My grandfather was highly decorated in World War I. My father was in General Douglas MacArthur’s occupation force in Japan. Finally, my nephew, who lived with me for several years, is serving in the Air Force as an explosive ordnance disposal tech who diffuses bombs.
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