Today I Remember... U.S. Navy Capt. Godfrey A. Rettig (Sept. 15, 1934- April 11, 2011), who served during the Korean and Vietnam wars. Rettig joined the navy in 1952 and retired in 1979, served as an anti-submarine pilot.
He entered the Naval Aviation Cadet program in 1954. He was a flight training officer and a pilot of Navy Super Connies and other aircraft before serving in the Vietnam War.
In the war, he was assistant combat information center and electronic warfare officer aboard USS Bonhomme Richard and a pilot of anti-submarine aircraft.
He later served on the Joint Continental Defense Systems Integration Planning Staff in Arlington, then was stationed as a commanding officer in patrol wings in California and Hawaii before retiring from active military duty in 1979.
Who are you remembering today? #ArlingtonNationalCemetery#todayIRemember#USNavy#Navy#FairWinds#FollowingSeas#honorThem#VietnamVet#Vet#Veteran#Sailor
Today is the 100th anniversary of the United States' involvement in World War I. General of the Armies, John J. Pershing is best known as the commander of the American Expeditionary Force on the Western Front during the Great War.
In this #ThrowbackThursday photo, Gen. Pershing pays homage to Unknown Soldier. Washington, D.C., Nov. 11. He did not forget his buddies who gave their all 'over there' as the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice was observed Nov. 11, 1938. He journeyed to Arlington National Cemetery where he placed a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The General is pictured in center flanked by Lt. Col. Emil F. Reinhardt, left, and Capt. G.E. Adamson, his longtime Secretary. #WWI#WorldWarI#TheGreatWar#FirstWorldWar#nofilter#history#militaryhistory#americanhistory
Annie Glenn, seated, widow of John Glenn, watches as members of the U.S. Marine Corps, from Marine Barracks Washington, carry the casket of her husband during his graveside service in Section 35 of Arlington National Cemetery, April 6, 2017, in Arlington, Va. Glenn, the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth, and later a United States senator, died at the age of 95 on Dec. 8, 2016. (U.S. Army photo by Rachel Larue/Arlington National Cemetery/released) #ArlingtonNationalCemetery#HonorThem#johnglenn#Marines
Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller, left, presents the American flag to Annie Glenn, widow of John Glenn, during the graveside service in Section 35 of Arlington National Cemetery, April 6, 2017, in Arlington, Va. Glenn, the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth and later a United States senator, died at the age of 95 on Dec. 8, 2016. (U.S. Army photo by Rachel Larue/Arlington National Cemetery/released) #marinecorps#marine#johnglenn#arlingtonnationalcemetery#military#militaryhonors#fullmilitaryhonors