Topic: For all vets!!
I was in the Army from 1972 until 1975. I started playing guitar in 77 when i hooked up with a lost step brother and have been playing ever sence. He is a couple of years older and went to Vietnam and i got lucky and was sent to Korea. He wanted someone to play just a couple of chords while he tried leads he had been working on. With no experience in the world of music he talked me into buying a accustic Ovation. I started with a C and a D then a G. As the say the rest is history. I progressed into finger picking, playing chords and writing my own songs. To this day i still thank him for getting me to buy my first guitar.Back to the Vets, i did not know that we had benifits comming to us even if we served durning the "unpopular war". The people at the VA center were really nice and for the first time i was thanked for my servic WOW! I did not expect that. As i just turned 60 and in need for medical assistance they told me that they are here to get me all the help i need. I was so blown away it took me a while to wrap my head around this. I never had to shoot at or was i ever shot at any body durining my service. It did not matter to them it was lets get you the help you need. What a God,s send. If any body here in Chordie has ever served get ahold of the nearist VA center and they are here for you!!! Rock on to all!