Although Thanksgiving is arguably one of the most widely celebrated holidays of the year, there is another day in November that too many people do not take time to realize. Veteran’s Day has never been seen as the most decorated holiday, but still, it is just as important as any other holiday on the calendar. No veteran should ever go unnoticed for their service. The highly esteemed individual of this story is one who fought valiantly for our country, seeing sights most of us might never see. He fought alongside friends he would never again see after his service, fought next to lifelong friends who still struggle looking back at their experiences, and sadly, fought next to some who died to protect our freedoms and liberties. This venerated war veteran is JD Field, a former soldier who fought on the front lines in Vietnam.
JD is my grandfather, who expressed honest opinion and real emotion from what he witnessed of the horrors of war with his own eyes. Field was recruited to fight in Vietnam in 1968, after graduating from Cuyahoga Falls High School and serving an LDS mission out of Ohio. He was recruited by the U.S. Marines and would be placed in the 1st Battalion 9th Marines, an infantry unit deployed in the northwest Laotian border of South Vietnam. This battalion is most known to have fought in the Battle of Khe Sanh, in 1968, a blood and extended North Vietnamese siege against an important US military base.
“When you are in the actual battle, fighting for your friends and yourself, it’s easier to get things done. But afterwards, when you look back at what you were ordered to do, it’s hard to picture yourself as a moral person.”
The 2016-17 school year is one-third of the way gone, packed away with memories of a heartbreaking football season, an abnormally exciting homecoming week, an election nastier than the Mountain Crest locker room, and high-stakes dodgeball for a great cause. Time flies, and in a blink of an eye, it will be May, with graduation right around the corner. The fond memories of Logan High’s centennial year will remain with us, but it must soon retire to the history books, and when it's gone, 2017-18 will be upon us, which prompts the question: what the heck am I going to do with my life?
Each year, 400 Logan High students fall victim to graduation. They’re thrust into the “real world,” and without a plan of action, it's hard to survive. Luckily, Logan High, the glorious saving institution that it is, will pull through in the clutch and throw you that life preserver you need while you’re still within her walls. With plenty of post-high planning resources available to all students, it is now easier than ever for Logan High students to succeed in the “real world,” but where do I begin?! Well, a good place to start is in the new counseling center, which is right across the hall from the orchestra room. There you will find Sharon Brazell, Logan High’s career center coordinator. If you need help putting together a post-high plan, Sharon is the one to talk to.
Each year, 400 Logan High students fall victim to graduation. They’re thrust into the “real world,” and without a plan of action, it's hard to survive.
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