Last April, during the Iraqi invasion, I was watching MSNBC and saw one of my former corpsmen on TV. He made me proud of him and those like him, and I blogged about him at the time.
Last night, he found me through that entry here! My then HM3 Joe Gallardo is now HM1 Gallardo, and is an Independent Duty Corpsman (think PA school focused on the active duty person). He sent me the picture that accompanies this post, and that’s him in Iraq.
He also bragged on his family, three good looking kids, one on the way, and a spouse strong enough to raise a family and support a Navy man. I hope to hear more about him in the future, as his is as bright as I can imagine.
I said it then, and I’ll keep saying it: I’m glad he, and others like him are out there for us.