November 11 is Veterans Day. In honor of the significance of this date, we wanted to share some veterans’ and active duty service members’ stories with you.
Myron Aldan, Petty Officer First Class, Navy
“My name is Myron Aldan and I am active duty. I’m in the United States Navy. I’m a Petty Officer First Class.
“I’m a Pacific Islander. I’m the end of the Pacific Islands called Saipan. It’s part of the chain of the Northern Mariana Islands, and it’s a U.S. Territory. And the people from there are called Chamorros.
“Everybody thinks the military is Caucasian or Black, but they never think Pacific Islanders serve. The most patriotic people you will find are from those islands. Everyone will want to serve the United States of America because it’s the best country in the world and to not be recognized is just like a slap in the face for us.
“One thing that I want everyone to understand is that the military is a very diverse military. It’s just like creating a cake, we’re all a different ingredient to make that cake. You take away one of those ingredients that cake will not be a cake. We are part of the ingredients, the military, so include us in there always be aware that there are different people in the military not just two or one.”
More Stories for you
• Salvation Army virtual red kettle donation drive
SAN ANGELO, Texas – Bells will be ringing as the Salvation Army gets a head start on holiday donations. This year the…
• Sutton County now under mask mandate, number of active COVID-19 cases exclude them from exemption
SONORA, Texas – City of Sonora officials have announced that Sutton County is no longer exempt from wearing masks in…
• Two deaths and 215 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed by the Tom Green County Health Department
SAN ANGELO, Texas – The Health Department is continuing to provide updated information regarding COVID-19 tests in San…
• Three charged with Injury to a Child after two-month-old tests positive for heroin
SAN ANGELO, Texas – According to the San Angelo Police Department, on November 7, 2020 in the early morning hours,…
• Local Health Authority, Dr. James Vretis, discusses the COVID-19 pandemic in Tom Green County
Local Heath Authority, Dr. James Vretis talks with Kristen Strakalaitis about how San Angelo hospitals are dealing with…