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Gary P Broersma

Tomb Relief

1st

Tomb Dates

Sep 1971 - Feb 1973

Military Dates

Feb 1971 - Feb 1973

Society Membership

Member

Home City / State

Muskegon, MI

Current City / State

DeBary, MI

Tomb Reflections

During my time at the tomb, the chains were located about three feet from the end of the mat. One rainy afternoon a mother and young son were standing directly in front of me. As I reached the end of the mat and performed a wide heal click, did a left face and performed a second heal click. I heard the little boy ask his mother, "Is he trying to shake the water off his leg." I knew that if I could keep a straight face through that, I could do anything.

Awards & Decorations

Army Commendation Medal
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Identification Badge

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