Monday, April 4, 2011

Tribute to a Military Veteran

A tribute to a friend: Cecil Adkins was a WWII U.S. Navy Veteran and later served in the U.S. Army National Guard where he was called to active duty during the Berlin and Cuban Missal Crisis.  He is the founder of the VFW Post in Bowie, Texas. At age 60 he was transferred to the Army of the United States Retired List. Cecil loved the outdoors. Therefore a green grassy field was chosen as a background for this tribute. Many years ago when he had completed placing white crosses on the graves of military veterans, Cecil gave me the white cross that I have placed in the center of this field. Cecil served as District Clerk and as Justice of the Peace in Montague County. Cecil and I were in the Jim Bowie Riding Club and rode in many parades together. Cecil was a good friend and I will miss him.

Monday, April 4, 2010, JBW
Looking Back by J. Bryan Wasson

Wasson's Looking Back
Bowie, Montague County, Texas