The military is a government owned force (generally) that keeps our country, the United States of America, safe and free.

Here is a breakdown of the different branches of the military:

Utah’s National Guard – a special force owned by the governor of Utah to protect our state.

Army – A force used to protect our entire country on land.

Navy – the military personnel who are in charge of what goes on over seas.

Air Force – a branch that specializes in sky operations.

Marines – the task force who over-go both the land and sea operations.

Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) – those who deal with and despise of toxic materials such as bombs. I personally have a lot of military family but have only had one pass away after serving at the age of 32, an EOD warrior.

Coast Guard – a military form of transportation normally associated with the sea being a part of the navy

Marine Corps – A unique branch of military that is on not only one, but all three, land, sea, and sky. However, they are topically on land

Keep in mind that a lot of this is going to be very difficult and that there is so much more to it than a cool uniform. People are risking their lives for us every single day and yet so many of us take it for granted.

”I did not have the pleasure of meeting you, however, I know several who have.  The many kind words they spoke were a tribute to an extraordinary man, patriot, HERO.  My words can not express the gratitude and respect I have for you and the sacrifice you made.  My children will grow up in a better place due to your heroic actions.
Thank you and God Bless
Sincerely,
The Plendl Family”
– kind regards to David Benjamin Lyon on his obituary page

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