I'm a veteran, having served 24 years in the U.S. Army including service in Vietnam. But that was a long, long time ago. Now as a fully retired veteran of 78, I am a volunteer with a hospice organization, providing friendly visits to fellow veterans who are under the care of the hospice. For some of those that I have met, having a chance at the end of their lives to relate their service experience to a fellow veteran seems to meet a real need. For me, it is a humbling experience to be helping fellow veterans, some of whom are younger than I am but facing the ultimate challenge.
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