My sister sent me this picture.

My Dad grew up in a time when boys could go to the junk yard and build working cars from scratch.

His was an era before calculators; he could derive answers to complicated problems without them. He was a whiz at math and was adept with a slid ruler and a math wheel.

He had several different jobs during his 22 year enlistment, from Air Sea Rescue during the Korean War to Flight Engineer during Vietnam.

My Dad was never overtly patriotic but he was most definitely a Patriot.