Thanks for the advice and don’t worry, you are helping me, not hurting me.
It is and will be my pleasure to take the time to get to know any veteran willing to spend the time talking with me.
I do understand that every veteran has their own story - that is, in part, what makes them so interesting.
I will stop with the “thank you for your service” comments, but be it known, I for sure, am grateful for our military. The USA would be nothing without them.