Thanks joemo! It is so great to hear such positive opinions. He just returned from 8 months in Iraq and is very proud to be wearing it. I wish all of you could be on the same cruise with us and sitting at our table.
Rick, sorry you can't fit into your dress blues anymore. I will definitely tell him to wear his. Semper Fi!
BobR, I thank you for personally thanking every serviceman/woman you see in uniform. The certainly deserve to hear it! I'm sure he really would wish that you were on the same cruise if you offer to buy drinks! Don't worry about spelling my name wrong. Everyone spells it differently.
Wear it and wear it with pride! No matter what the political climate is one should always wear the uniform of their country with extreme pride. I wore mine during the Vietnam war and was proud to have the privledge of serving, even when some others did not like to see uniforms. My son wore his when he cruised with us and he was very well received. Actually he outshown a father son team from the airforce who were officers. My son was only a Spec4 but with the 82nd Airborne and guess who made the better impression on the cruisers <G>
I can't think of anything more appropriate than Dress Blues. If anything everyone else will be underdressed! At the time I served we were actually told not to wear our uniform offpost because of the turbulant times. I am very glad to see the country honour our vets again. Best of luck. Have a great time.
Firstly, I agree with everyone that it is an honor to wear the uniform.
However, I caution that in the spirit of "force protection" I recommend when travelng
international lands/waters to keep a low profile as possible. As my spec.ops background reminds me to avoid extra attention as often as possible.