My grandfather, Ronald Gordon Hansen, was a proud veteran. He was a decorated radio operator that flew many bombing missions over Europe in WWII - missions from which many of his friends didn't return. He retired as a Lt. Colonel before starting his life as a scientist.
I have known many other veterans throughout my life–men and women of the highest caliber. Today, on Veterans Day, I'd like to honor my grandfather, and all those who have served their country in the armed forces. I'm grateful.