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Keith White of US Air Force and Charles Bolender US army

You hear me speak often about how varied the opportunities are in our military. There is a nearly unlimited variety of jobs that one can do when they join and today’s Salute shows a wide range of Military Occupational Specialties. Today we salute Keith White of the United States Air Force and Charles Bolender of the United States Army. This salute is brought to us from our very own Keith who works right here at the radio station. Keith wanted to salute both of his grandpas for their service to the nation. Grandpa Keith served in the Air Force for 4 years back in the early 50’s right out of high school.  He was in from 1950 to 1954. He was a helicopter mechanic over in Korea during the war.  Helicopters were cutting edge technology at that time, and they were being used for many purposes for the first time ever.  Those early primitive helicopters were finicky and difficult, and required constant maintenance and repair. But a helicopter mechanic is the kind of job people imagine right away when they think of the service. Keith’s Grandpa Bolender had a much different type of military occupation and not one that most people think of right away. Charles Bolender went into the Army right after college in the early 50’s as well and served the Army as…a Dentist. Yes, Dental health is really important to operational readiness.  You can’t fight effectively if your mouth hurts, so Army Dentists keep our troops ready, just like Dentists in all the other branches. Keith is really proud of both of his grandpas and proud of their service. Today we salute Keith White of the United States Air Force and Charles Bolender of the United State Army.

We live in the land of the free, because of the brave!

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