Sunday, March 22, 2009

March 22

This morning Andy wore his dress uniform to church. We don't get a chance to see him in it too often and always enjoy seeing him all dressed up. I took this picture of the front lapel to show his badges and ribbons. Both the gold button and the wings show that he is in the aviation field. He has 6 ribbons to show different things he has been involved in: Korean defense, National defense, global war on terror, overseas service, army service and the army achievement medal. The badge below the ribbons is a sharpshooter, marksmanship medal. I've had no family members in the military before this and find all the different medals interesting.

14 comments:

dd said...

All of his medals are very interesting. I know you and your husband must be very proud of him and his achievements. We are such a blessed country to have men and women like your son who are willing to risk their own lives to protect those of us they will never meet! Although I don't know you or your family, please tell him I said thank you and that I will be praying for him.

Christina said...

Nice close up! WTG, Andy!

Cherdecor said...

My goodness, he is decorated like a Christmas tree! He certainly is good at a lot of stuff!
You have a right to be proud of this young man.

Sujomi (SuzyHomemaker) said...

Bet he looked sharp in his dress uniform. Of course you are a proud mom, you have a right to be!

Dot O said...

Great photo, Mari, especially with the explanations you provided for everything. Andy should be so very proud. Please tell him I have said "thank you"...

TJ said...

I have always wondered what the metals meant. Thanks for letting us know. Also, I'm sure all of us bloggers would like to see a picture of Andy in his uniform.

bentonflocke said...

Really interesting! Thanks for the explanation of the ribbons and badges!

Sure you are proud of him!

Courtney said...

wow, very cool!

Jennifer said...

I am so glad you explained what everything was for. I always wonder so it is nice to now know.
Smiles!

All My Blessings said...

It sounds like Andy has achieved a lot in a year. Impressive chest too!!! LOL Kae

Susan said...

He should wear all these proudly and I'm sure he does.
Susan

skywind said...

Hoon slightly and decoration, very good, should be a great soldier.
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LuAnn said...

Thanks for explaining everything. How proud your family has to be.

Walker said...

Wonderful picture. Give him my best!