CMSgt Bodish 89th

When Harry S. and I entered the USAF we were 17 years old. We met at our first assignment in Lake Charles, LA. There I reported to this CMSgt who took me under his wing. Invited me to his house to make me feel more comfortable (I was 17, 6'2", 125 p). He had two daughters (14 and 12) who became my little sisters. On our first vacation as a married couple, Gail & I stopped in and visited them. We have kept knowledge of where they were over the years. Two years ago, we went out for his 87th birthday. His daughter hadn't told him we were coming and he was happily surprised when we showed up.
Great collage
posted June 29th, 2012  
wonderful collage
posted June 29th, 2012  
Wonderful collage to record a fun time! So cool that you have kept in touch over the years. :)
posted June 29th, 2012  
Wonderful story and collage Harry.
posted June 29th, 2012  
Nice collage, love the story. Glad you have stayed in touch.
posted June 29th, 2012  
@kerristephens Thank you Kerri, hard part is deciding what photos to use
@crickle1969 Thank you Crickle, it was a wonderful day
@marilyn Thank you Marilyn, he is what I needed as a young lad of 17 :)
posted June 29th, 2012  
@webfoot Thank you Paul, he was more like a father than a sergant
@grannysue Thank you Linda, so am I, he is a great person
posted June 29th, 2012  
You were lucky to have met this guy as your CMSgt and that he took a shining to you..so nice you stayed in touch..a wonderful surprise for him when you and Gail came visiting.
posted June 29th, 2012  
happy memories, did you ever serve overseas? Korea?
posted June 29th, 2012  
@bruni Thank you Bruni, he probably protected me more than I will ever know
@chewyteeth Thank yo Dave, no I spent 4 years working with computers and they were all in the USA
posted June 29th, 2012  
@hjbenson A guardian engel.
posted June 29th, 2012  
Very neat story
posted June 30th, 2012  
@bruni Bruni, he was!
@kimmistephens Thank you Kimmi, he did a lot for me and helped me grow up
posted June 30th, 2012  
Wonderful story and lovely collage to go with it.
posted July 1st, 2012  
Nice collage and thanks for sharing your story.
posted July 2nd, 2012  
what a gift he has been to your life!!
posted July 3rd, 2012  
@dishaparekh176 Thank you Disha, he is a wonderful man and mentor
@kathleenn Thank you Kathleen, he helped me become a man
@cscecil Thank you Kathleen, both he and his wife were a wonderful gift
posted July 3rd, 2012  
Such a nice tribute. Wonderful story to hear.
posted July 6th, 2012  
@goodnouc Thank you Christine, he is a wonderful man!
posted July 7th, 2012  
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