Today's soldiers are being treated better
than the Vietnam generation.There's a diner called Peggy Sue's about eight miles outside of Barstow, and as hard as Lt. Col. Kenneth Parks tries, he can never seem to pay his bill.
He orders a burger and a chocolate shake. But before he's finished, the waitress informs him the tab has been taken care of by yet another stranger who prefers to remain anonymous but who wants to do something for a soldier in uniform.
I was lucky on Veteran's Day. A friend of mine and I went out golfing and got paired up with a former Navy guy who'd been in Vietnam. We invited him out for a quick beer after our round and I was pleased to treat.