Veterans of Six Different Wars: Why They Served

A LIFE IN UNIFORM: Powell in 1963 on his first tour (of two) in Vietnam. Photo courtesy of Parade Magazine.

Former Secretary of State and retired four-star Army general, Colin Powell, writes about his military service and the lasting bonds with his “military family” in this week’s Parade Magazine.

By Gen. Colin L. Powell

I became an army lieutenant when I was 21, and more than five decades later, the people I knew in my early days—from college ROTC and my first assignment—I still know. I think of them as family. In every assignment since, I’ve found a new family, but each time it’s also felt like an old family. And even though I’ve been retired from the military for 18 years, I’ve never left that family.

You can read the full article HERE and also read the stories of six veterans of six different wars. Or watch their video below:


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