MCO at Blackfive wrote this in 2006
"...Most vets have never seen combat in the sense we think of it. But every single solitary one of them has contributed in vital ways to the success of our combat efforts and making this the finest military ever. Without those who support the combat troops, success would impossible. Without the wrench turners, truck drivers, fuel handlers, cooks, clerks and all those like them, the greatest military the world has ever seen is an "also ran."
It doesn't matter what a vet did during his or her service, it matters that he or she chose to serve and do whatever vital job they were assigned to the best of their ability. It isn't about medals, it isn't about glory, it isn't about what job they did. It is about the fact that when their country called, they stood up and answered. They are all, every one of them, heroes.
To all the vets out there - Happy Veteran's Day"
It applies to the all the men and women who served. When you go to that 60th anniversary reunion, it doesn't really matter to the nation who was an undesignated striker, who was a plane captain, or a machinist mate. What matters to the nation is that you were there when they needed you.