Sailor Jerry by louannwarren

Sailor Jerry

Jerry enlisted in the Navy when he was 17. It was the smartest thing he could have done at the time. His hometown had a pulp mill, all his friends were going to work there. He knew he could do better. His mother signed the papers for him to enlist and he served 23 years, retiring as a Chief Petty Officer in the anti submarine warfare division. He loved the Navy, he said they were the best years of his life. Today is Veteran’s Day in America, a wonderful recognition of all the active and retired military in our country. As well as the fine men and women who gave their life for our country. 🇺🇸
You must be glad you have kept this picture!
November 11th, 2020  
What a lovely photo of his smiling face - he looks so happy! Great story too!
November 11th, 2020  
what a good-looking sailor! glad to hear that a career in the navy worked out so well for jerry :)
November 11th, 2020  
A good choice your Jerry made Lou Ann....he saw the world instead of staying home.....so much experience in life & then the good fortune to meet you...a lucky man indeed!
November 11th, 2020  
Such a great portrait - the smiling face is full of life and vitality . and a great story too !
November 11th, 2020  
Great photo
November 11th, 2020  
Wonderful remembrance photo, Lou Ann.
November 11th, 2020  
A great photo!
November 11th, 2020  
Wasn't he a handsome young man. He is probably still a handsome man too. Lovely tribute to all on veterans day.
November 11th, 2020  
Lovely portrait of this happy young man, the pulp mill would not have been my choice either, clearly Jerry did do the right thing otherwise you would never have met:)
November 11th, 2020  
jerry is a rather handsome young man, wasn't he! his choice in life had been good. please convey my thanks to him for his service. my cousins and nephews and nieces were in the USN, too. nobody in my immediate family joined the military. my two brothers were frail when they were young, my older brother cannot travel on the bus without throwing up until he was in his mid-20s and my youngest brother is autistic. my sisters were all delicate. i had wanted to enlist but my mother forbade it, as did my father (what it she gets raped! my father was a fatalist, you see). i knew i had it in me, but although the americans were taking in women by the time i was old enough, i wouldn't have passed the height requirement of 5.2 feet.
November 11th, 2020  
Nice Tribute
November 11th, 2020  
What a handsome young man he was - and a special career he had - and one that he enjoyed!
November 11th, 2020  
Bep
What a lovely photo of your Jerry!
November 11th, 2020  
Well done.
November 12th, 2020  
Wonderful portrait and narrative.
November 12th, 2020  
Wonderful - love the narrative. Beautiful tribute.
November 12th, 2020  
Wonderful tribute. Please thank him for his years of service.
November 12th, 2020  
Beautiful shot of your Jerry, wonderful narrative and tribute.
November 12th, 2020  
A photo of a very happy man...good for you Jerry ...
November 12th, 2020  
Agreeing with everything Diana said đź‘Ť
November 12th, 2020  
What a handsome young man - wonderful tribute :)
November 12th, 2020  
Lovely shot. Great tribute. Sad that so many men (and women) lost their lives so tragically in a tender age.
November 12th, 2020  
sounds like an interesting life.
November 12th, 2020  
I always enjoyed Veterans Day and thought it was a great idea to honor the military. I guess the celebrations this year would have been low key. Hope you spoiled Jerry for a day and think sharing his picture is a lovely tribute.
November 12th, 2020  
@maggiemae @pamknowler @pistache @happypat @beryl @bkbinthecity @mittens @carole_sandford @onewing @pcoulson @joansmor @milaniet @gijsje @sdutoit @linnypinny @elatedpixie @danette @ludwigsdiana @happysnaps @momamo @gilbertwood @sangwann @pusspup @ingrid01 thank you all so much for your wonderful comments. I read your comments to Jerry and he was so pleased! @summerfield it’s good that those who could serve did. The service, especially when Jerry joined in the 1950’s, was perhaps still not used to women serving, I think your parents had the right idea. Even though I’m sure you could have handled any situation perfectly!
November 12th, 2020  
Such a handsome looking man and a wonderful tribute to him and all the men who sacrificed so much to serve our country
November 12th, 2020  
Wonderful photo, thank you for sharing Lou-Ann!
November 12th, 2020  
Thank you Jerry for your service to our country!
November 13th, 2020  
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