Monday Night Done Right



A dog tag is used for the identification of dead and wounded military personnel, providing basic medical information such as blood type along with religious preference and identification number. In the US military, two identical tags are issued. One is worn on a long chain around the neck; the second is attached to the first chain. In the event the wearer (heaven forbid) is killed, the second tag is collected and the first remains with the body. Alternatively, especially during deployment, some units allow or require each member to wear one laced into their boot in lieu of the second around the neck.
These dog tags are as priceless as life. They have witnessed how a brave man faced and survived bombings, terrorist attacks, and battlefields.


My husband's dog tags

Last Monday (9/10), my husband and I celebrated his 12th year in the US Air Force. We just stayed at home, played poker, and had a simple dinner.


I won. Because he made me win.

I am proud to share with you my joy, gratitude, and pride to serve with my airman who is known for his valor and honor.



My husband's medals

40 comments:

  1. Hi Lea, thank you for following my blog. Those medals are impressive and no doubt worn with as much pride as you feel for him.

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  2. I am an army vet and my brother retired after 27 years in the air force. My hat is off to anyone who has the patriotism and guts to serve. God bless you both.

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    1. Thank you so much, Clint! Kudos to you and your brother. God bless you and your family.

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  3. Dear Lea,thank you for following my blog!
    The true value of these signs that you show us ,on your blog,
    is invaluable!

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  4. Please thank your husband for his service for me, and I thank you as well for the sacrifices you made as a result. The dog tags are indeed priceless. My son served in the Marine Corps and each little piece (the few things I have) from his time serving is valuable to me.
    Liz

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    1. Kudos to your son and to you who brought him up to be a responsible individual. Thank you, Liz!

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  5. Greetings, Lea. I am delighted that you found our blogs and took the time to make some comments. And that led me here. I still have my dog tags from my service in the Navy many years ago. Congratulations to your husband for his service. Sounds like you had a nice celebration.

    Best wishes, and I hope we'll hear from you again.

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    1. My heartfelt gratitude for your service in the Navy. Thank you, Lowell!

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  6. Thank goodness for people like your husband.
    Hey, retiring at such a young age is amazing.

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  7. Thanks for following my blog and the lovely comments you have made.
    Much appreciated.
    Yvonne.

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    1. You're welcome, Yvonne. Thanks for the visit!

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  8. Hallo Lea, indrukwekkend zijn de medailles van je man en hij zal ze zonder twijfel met trots dragen.
    Geweldig zijn ook de hond tags, ik denk dat hij het heeft verdiend, hij heeft goed werk gedaan.
    Leuk dat je ook naar het casino bent geweest.
    Sorry dat ik het Nederlands schrijf, mijn Engels is niet goed genoeg om een verhaal te schrijven, de ene keer is het moeilijker als de andere keer.
    Groetjes Irma

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    1. Het is ok Irma. Ik gebruik Google vertalen. Ik waardeer je de tijd nemen om mijn blog en commentaar te bezoeken. Dank je wel!

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  9. Querida Lea,
    Fiquei muito feliz por seguir o meu blog.
    Parabéns pela bravura e coragem do seu marido e pelas medalhas que ele ganhou.
    É um orgulho!
    E a Lea, um grande e prestigiado currículo. Parabéns para si também
    Que Deus vos abençoe
    Grande abraço e beijinho

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    1. Hallo Manuela, dank u voor uw vriendelijke woorden. Heel erg bedankt voor het bezoeken van mijn blog. Het is ok als je geen commentaar in het Engels, ik gebruik Google vertalen.

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  10. Dear Lea
    Now in english!
    I dont speak very well your language!
    I am a teacher of portuguese and french!
    I hope you understand...
    Kisses!

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    1. That's not a problem, Manuela. I use Google translate :) Thank you so much!

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  11. Olá Lea,
    obrigado por sua visita no meu blog; desculpe-me por escrever em português, mas eu não sei o inglês ainda.
    Um beijo.

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    1. É ok, eu uso o Google Translate. Muito obrigado, Sergio!

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  12. Hello Lea! Gracias por las palabras que me has dejado en mi blog, tus entradas son buenas y para mi mejor, pues así leyéndote aprendo más inglés...
    Un saludo

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  13. Congratulations on this wonderful anniversary. You are rightly proud! ;-)

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  14. Welcome back dear friend Lea!
    It's nice to be back your news and histories. I see you are having a great time. Emotion, love, and pride. Sure great!
    Big hug.
    °♥° °♥° °♥° °♥° °♥°
    *˛˚ღ •˚ ˚˚ ✰* ★
    ˚. ★ *˛ ˚♥* ✰

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  15. Heartwarming post. I think that often the best celebrations are just being together, enjoying eachother's company.
    :) I want to thank you and your husband. Military families sacrifice a lot for the sake of us all.

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    1. I agree! Thank you so much, Amanda.

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  16. Hi lea, Thank you for your comment on my blog. My husband is Retired Army Vet and I remember those Dog Tags well. God bless your Husband.
    Blessings, Joanne

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    1. My gratitude goes to you and your husband for the service. Thank you, Joanne!

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  17. (⁀❤‵⁀,) ✫✫✫..! ♥
    .`⋎´✫✫¸.•°*”˜˜”*°•.✫❤
    ✫¸.•°*”˜˜”*°•.✫❤✫

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  18. our family prays for our troops and their families every single night. they are our heroes. pls thank your husband for his service...and you too!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

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  19. How cute you have a dog named Mateo! I have a horse named the same; only his name is spelled Mattaio. :)

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    1. Hello from Mateo to Mattaio :) Thank you, aMandalin!

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