Saturday, April 18, 2009

SECURITY POLICE


I had a tough time embedding this, but I included it. There is a reason I put the Security Police Shield on my posts. I was a cop for 26 years in civilian life, but it didn't stack up to my time in the military. In civilian life I was involved in some things that forced me to take action to save my rear end. I did and I survived.


In the military, we were fighting for our country. Agree or disagree, we did our job, did it with honor, and did it with courage. I am proud of my time and I'm proud of our mission. Hit on the link and watch what it meant to be an SP.


10 comments:

PRH....... said...

Steve...nice tribute. It's interesting to see how much the career field from "Air Police" to "Security Police", to now "Security Forces" has changed in the 40 years since we served.

Thanks for the heads up...

Pat Houseworth
1968-1972 AF SP
14th SPS Nha Trang
377th SPS Tan Son Nhut
(they spelled TON SAN Nhut wrong in the video, but w-t-heck?)

Average American said...

Nice clip LOT, thank you. I had a cousin who was Air Force Security. I actually even ran into him over there a couple of times.

Law and Order Teacher said...

Pat,
I thought it was very well done. Didn't you man that post? I thought I remembered you writing that one time. I was in the 366th SPS, Da Nang, 1972. 1971-1975 AF SP.

AA,
Thanks for the visit. Hopefully, he survived intact.

Donald Douglas said...

You've served your country in so many ways!

Thanks Law and Order Teacher!

Brooke said...

Yes, thanks for all of your service!

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

I think you can be particularly proud of the transition you made from military life to civilian life, still making a VERY important contribution to your country in terms of helping to shape the young minds you encounter every school year. Now THAT is important, specifically in light of the background, training, education and experience you have to share.

BZ

Law and Order Teacher said...

Dr.D, Brooke, BZ,
Thank you all for your visits. I would do it all over again. America is a country and an ideal worth risking your life for, over and over again. I could never repay my country for what it has meant to be an American and the benefits I have derived from my country.

Z said...

man, sometimes you read blogs and comments and get teary.
Thanks to you ALL who served...
L&0, it's a privilege to read this blog.
The words on that video knocked me out...from such a better time.
I heard Obama address the CIA today and he commented on how much they sacrifice for this country and I swear I felt like he was thinking "...and I can't for the life of me understand WHY YOU DO"...isn't that an awful thing to think on my part?

Thanks be to God for you fellow who DO know why and put your lives on the line for us all.

Brooke, I don't mean to limit it to 'fellows'..as an ER nurse, you're on the front lines, too, my friend. Thanks.

PRH....... said...

Steve: I spent my first night at Tan Son Nhut at the site of Bunker 51....did not know the history of the Bunker until later...I do however rememeber the Date...

December 31 1969 -January 1 1970....New Year Eve. A creepy place I that is vivid in my memory.

Law and Order Teacher said...

Z,
Thanks for your eloquent expression of gratitude. I mean it when I say I would do it again in a minute. It's a privilege to be an American.

Pat,
I had thought you mentioned it somewhere. I can imagine it must have been creepy being there. As for the date, isn't it crazy what we do on holidays? I spent Christmas 1971 guarding a black C-130 filled with fallen heroes. That was sobering at 18.