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SSgt Wade “Duke” Szanca If you know this treasure, would you thank him for me. Would you tell him he changed a life and gave someone a reason to believe they are worth more, capable of more, going for more. I’d like to buy the man a cup of coffee and let him know how…

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Gettysburg is where you take the family on your way home from touring the “Hershey Chocolate Factory”. And, it was a life defining moment. At 9 years old, my memory hit pause standing on the battlefield. My head distinctly lowered at a 90 degree angle so my long youthfully blond hair draped my entire face,…

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Ah, like it was yesterday!! May 5, 1980 , our Training Instructor, “Duke”, pulled me out of his new Flight of sixty, to serve as his Dorm Chief…. in fact “Best Damn Dorm Chief to ever hit Lackland”. Yes, I took the role ultra serious with great military discipline. Cadence was a favorite. I could call…