Wille Nelson sang "My heroes's have always been cowboys." My heroes's have always been veterans. I am really proud to show some pictures of my family members and I who served our country in time of war.
I found this on the intenet, I hope you like it:
It is the VETERAN, not the preacher,
who has given us freedom of religion.
It is the VETERAN, not the reporter,
who has given us freedom ofthe press.
It is the VETERAN, not the poet,
who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the VETERAN, not the campus organizer,
who has given us freedom to assemble.
It is the VETERAN, not the lawyer,
who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the VETERAN, not the politician,
who has given us the right to vote.
I was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the US Army in 1971 and was discharged as a Captain in 1986. I wasn't a hero, but I served with some guys that were. I think once you put on the uniform of your country and realize you could die in it, like so many other young americans have had to do over the last 228 years you just look at things a little differently. This is why most veterans tend to have a special love and appreciation of our country.
Mayor Bermans Service Records
Mayor Bermans Honorable Discharge
(Click on Picture to See Enlarged View)
The Mayor in Uniform
Getting my 2 LT bars pinned on by my mom and sister.
Mayor Bermans Father
Mayor Bermans Fathers
Mayor Bermans Father, Sidney Berman
My dad, Sid Berman was a seaman 3rd class and served during WWII. He drove landing crafts and participated in the invasions of Tarawa and Saipan. He was medically discharged.
My mom's dad, Lee Jones was a Corporal in the US Army during WWI. He was also medically discharged.
Mayor Bermans Grandfather
Lee Ellis Jones, Honorable Discharge
Lee Ellis Jones c.1919
My mom's grandfather George Cartwright was a private in the 2nd West Virginia Cavalry (union army) and was at Appomattox when Robert E. Lee surrendered.
Mayor Bermans Great Grandfather
George Cartwright, Civil War Honorable Discharge
Molly and George Cartwright c. 1880
I am a member of two Veterans Organzations:
The American Legion, Gilbert Post 39. The American Legion is open to all members of the armed forces who served on active duty during time of war. Web Site is legion.org
Military Order of World Wars, Apache Trails Chapter, Is open to all commissioned and warrant officers of all branches of service who served on active duty during time of war. Web Site is militaryorder.net