Austin Patriot Guard Riders › Forums › Completed Missions › Birthday Salute, Hershel E. Fowler, WWII Vet, Burnet, TX, 08 Oct 09 › Reply To: Birthday Salute, Hershel E. Fowler, WWII Vet, Burnet, TX, 08 Oct 09
I recieved this a few minutes ago from JT and wanted to share it with all involved…
Apologies for not emailing sooner.
I work as a computer nerd for the US DVA.
My time starting the day after until today was taken up on an Obama Administration Iniative. As usual the boses, managers, and admin types take months to talk it up leaving the grunts to jump thru their backsides to get it done by deadline. As a Medic, I took care of the guys and gals, as Vet I still take care of the guys and gals. From that perspective it's a good job. But sometime it does make for severe constraints on my time.
Dad talked longer about his war experiences that day with you folks than I've ever known him to.
You folks gave him a gift whose value can not be measured.
He thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated you folks coming by, being able to visit with you, and the honors you paid him.
He has a progressive heart condition that has slowly been progressing for the past 10 years. 15 months ago, he had a bad spell and after looking at the X-ray movies of his heart and the real lack of diffusion of blood in the muscles, his cardiologist gave him 6 months. That was 15 months ago. It's gonna happen, we just don't know when.
My mother, my wife, the Granddaughter, and I all thank the PGR for their time, effort, and money spent doing this.
Again, many thanks,