Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Have you ever had one of those projects dancing around in your head for years, but you just never seemed to get it done? For once, I have beaten the procrastination demon and accomplished something that I have wanted to do for years, and that is to display my Army medals, patches, pins, and ribbons in a shadow box. I am very proud of the more than a decade that I spent in our Armed Services, and it always pained me to think of all of this stuff collecting dust in a footlocker up in the loft of our garage. I finally decided to do something about it, and this is the end result. I don't have the strength tonight to try to decipher all the different items. If you have any military experience, I'm sure you will recognize plenty. In fact, for you current or ex-military types out there, I can turn this into a sort of game: based on what you see, what did Chanman do with his time in the service and where did he serve? Remember, if you click on the photo, you can really zoom in!
The one edit I had to make for this photo was to paint over my last name on the tag in the extreme upper left. I prefer to just be Chanman on this blog; don't want my students Googling me and finding my mental meanderings online.
I will be donating this display to my church for the month of November, as they are putting together a Veterans Day display in our gathering hall, and have been asking for military memorabilia from our members who have served.
Good Day to You, Sir, and Hooah!
Posted by W.R. Chandler at 12:10 AM