Several distinguished and highly decorated U.S. military veterans were born in the month of January. One of them is General Henry Hugh Shelton (born January 2, 1942) who is now a retired American career military officer of the United States Army who served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1997 to 2001.
Shelton served two tours of duty in Vietnam (he is an Army Ranger!) with the 5th Special Forces Group and with the 173rd Airborne Brigade. Following the Gulf War, Shelton commanded the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg in his home state of North Carolina, and later as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He is highly decorated, a recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star and Purple Heart.
We at the 59 VETERANS PROJECT salute General Shelton and all our military veterans who have served our country, and all our servicemen and women now serving. You are the best! To learn more about General Shelton, you can visit this link: http://bit.ly/1A0YlZU. And to learn more about the 59 VETERANS PROJECT, please visit our website: http://www.59veterans.com.
We look forward to your comments, support, likes and participation. And, as always, we hope someday soon to meet everyone along the trail…and at the top of the summit!