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  1. Ronald Parker
    September 12, 2021 @ 2:04 PM

    Thanks for your article on Dave Himmer. I was with he and his company on September 12, 1968.

    My name is Ron Parker, to Dave AKA Defiant 91.

    If permissible please have Dave to contact me.

    My remembrance:

    Thank you.

    • davidegrogan
      September 12, 2021 @ 8:01 PM

      Thanks for taking the time to read Dave’s story and for your service in Vietnam. I’ve passed along your contact information.
      Dave Grogan

  2. Rodney Plott
    September 17, 2021 @ 10:32 AM

    Thank you for your distinguished service to our Great Country my fellow Military Brothern. I served U,SA F. Nov.68/ March73 Ssgt. Godbless and Godspeed!!!

    • davidegrogan
      September 18, 2021 @ 7:56 PM

      Rodney – thanks for your service and for taking the time to read Dave’s story.

  3. Mike
    September 18, 2021 @ 7:48 PM

    Glad you made it home. I Served with CSC 4/40 Armor, scout platoon 76/77 Ft Carson

    • davidegrogan
      September 18, 2021 @ 7:56 PM

      Mike, Thanks for your service and for taking the time to read Dave’s story.

  4. Amy H.
    September 27, 2021 @ 9:21 AM

    Thank you for this wonderful article on my husbands brother. We are all eternally grateful that Dave gave his all and returned home safely. Thanks to all of the servicemen and servicewomen and their families. May we never forget.

    • davidegrogan
      September 27, 2021 @ 7:39 PM

      Amy – thanks for taking the time to read Dave’s story – I know your comment will mean a lot to him.

  5. Jean
    October 8, 2021 @ 8:38 PM

    Thank you for telling my big brother’s story. Wow, what a nice job you did! We know we were truly blessed to have Dave return home safely. His dedication/hard word to the service exemplifies the way we were raised – give it your all no matter what your doing and Dave did. I thank Dave and the countless others who have sacrificed/served and their families – they do not get enough recognition for all that they endured protecting our country. God Bless America.

    • davidegrogan
      October 9, 2021 @ 11:53 AM

      Jean – thanks for taking the time to read your brother’s story. I know he appreciates it (as do I)!

  6. Mark
    February 10, 2022 @ 11:02 PM


    Thanks for providing your platform to tell my Dad’s story. I’ve been truly blessed to have a Dad who is such a Humble, Christ Centered, Honorable and Integrity Driven example as a father, fellow Airman, mentor and friend. God blessed him with a storied and eventful journey in life, which the military was and continues to be such a big part of.

    Because of his example, I joined the Minnesota Air National Guard and spent 15 years (1991-2006) as a Security Forces Craftsman (Military Police), attaining the rank of TSgt/E-6. It was an honor to have been able to serve for all but my last year of service together on the same installation with my Dad.

    It is because of the focus on Christ, a great family and the great training and leadership he had, that my Dad was able to make it through so many years of service, across three different branches, different locations and career fields.

    It is wonderful to have such a great platform to tell the stories of our Vets.

    God Bless you and your team!

    • davidegrogan
      February 12, 2022 @ 8:08 AM

      Mark – Thanks so much for your feedback and for your service in the military! I definitely agree with you – your dad is a great man!

  7. Technical Sergeant Mark Himmer, U.S. Air Force – Service is a Family Affair – David E. Grogan
    March 17, 2022 @ 8:16 PM

    […] had another powerful influence on his father’s side – Dave Himmer, his father. Mark’s father is a decorated Army veteran from the Vietnam War, who went on to do a […]