In the Carroll County Times, on Oct. 31, Dean Minnich wrote an opinion piece headlined “War is more fun in the movies.” Like Dean, I, too, am no war hero. I am, however, a veteran. I began my time in uniform during the same war that he did, enlisting for three years, going not to Vietnam but to Okinawa, ironically 23 years after my father, another veteran, arrived there with MacArthur. I got out, moved on, did the GI bill. Thirteen years later I went back into the Army, this time as an officer and chaplain. Thirty-two years later I retired as a Chaplain Colonel having worn our nation’s uniform for some part of six decades.