Our family has a long tradition of service to our country.
|Walkway to USS Kidd on the Levee|
My father Herb Graci and his brother Angelo Graci served in the Navy in WWII. They were both on ships in the Pacific. Frank's father Benny Parks served in the Army in WWII in the African Theater.
|Mississippi River Bridge in the background|
My brother Kenny Graci was a Marine, following in our grandfather's footsteps. He flew planes out of Guam for a while.
Frank's brother spent his entire career in the Army. He did three terms in Viet Nam and returned home wounded twice. He eventually went into Special Forces and spent time in the various places we sent troops into over the years. He loved it.
To all of these great men, and the buddies they served with and those who came after them and walked before them, I thank them for their sacrifices and service.