One of the primary purposes of this podcast is to extol the virtues of the Vietnam Veteran Generation – a generation as great as any that ever heeded the call of duty from its country. A generation that gave much service to its country and received so little gratitude and recognition from the country served when the veterans came home. Coming home they expected a modicum of gratitude and recognition but instead were abused verbally and physically. The Vietnam Veteran Generation not only served its country during the war under very trying circumstances but by and large they continued to serve their country as civilians and in the process making it better.
In this podcast episode a member of that great generation will be featured. His story comes from a story in the rtohq.org website title: John Blair Inducted Into the Georgia Military Veterans’ Hall of Fame that was submitted by Valerie Villarreal. The story by Villarreal tells about John Blair being inducted into the Georgia Military Veterans’ Hall of Fame.
Blair served in the US Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. During the Tet Offensive he was serving as a squad leader in Third Battalion, Fourth Marines, India Co. During the war’s dramatic Tet Offensive, Blair’s platoon came under heavy fire from a large North Vietnamese force. Blair, serving as squad leader, and his men were pinned down, but he didn’t hesitate to maneuver his squad forward and launch an assault on the enemy. He was awarded the Silver Star for his leadership and for disregarding his own safety that day.
After his time in the Marine Corps, he put in a career in the rent-to-own industry. Currently hi is the vice president of sales for PTS Direct Benefits & Tax Service. He was one of only 17—out of 106 nominees—to be selected for the honor of being inducted into the Georgia Military Veterans’ Hall of Fame this year.
CLICK HERE to see Blair’s profile in the RTOHQ website.