There are many veterans with all types of service. There are those who fought in wars, and for us in the US, most of them were in far off places. Some of them did not come home. There are many more who didn't fire a weapon at the enemy even while serving in those same far off places. And there are also many who trained for battle but were fortunate enough to have never left base to see action.
Some veterans spent years on active duty, others in the reserves, some both.
I remember how Dad would refer to his six years in the reserves as being in the “Boy Scouts”.
Thank you Spc5 John J. Meyers for your service.
John Joseph Meyers
April 27th 1935—November 11 2008
Réquiem ætérnam dona ei, Dómine.
Et lux perpétua lúceat ei.
Requiéscat in pace.