I am not a Jew by birth, but I have a Hebrew heart. I prefer the term Messianic Believer to Christian. I am a fair-skinned, auburn-haired Anglo-Saxon second generation Texan; a former:
United States Marine ground radar technician Viet Nam veteran
College music (voice) major
GSA (NASA) taxi driver (Manned Spacecraft Center, Houston)
School bus driver
Print shop owner
Mud logger (oil field)
Commissioned security officer
Emergency medical technician
Police officer (Constable)
911 operator, and
I am descended from:
A Confederate soldier
At least two Revolutionary War soldiers Tobias Mathew, 77th(?) Archbishop of York, (lived during the time of King James
of Bible translation fame)
King Edward III (Prince Charles is a 22nd cousin to me)
Louis VIII Hugh Capet
William the Conqueror El Cid, Rodrigo Diaz
Malcolm III, King of Scotland
Sveide, the Viking Lady Godiva
(yes, she really lived) Old King Cole (Coel, first-second centuries) Constantine the Great (really not one of my favorites) Cyllin, whose sister Claudia married Rufus Pudens, half-brother of the Apostle Paul
(so I guess that makes Paul about my 57th half-uncle-in-law )
Caius Julius Caesar (father of the famous - or infamous - Julius) and
Japheth, son of Noah.
(AND I have learned that I am also descended from Shem, King David, and Solomon
so I guess I have a touch of Semite blood also!)
So you see, everybody has to come from somewhere.
HERE is a (nearly) complete line from ADAM to me. (NOT "thousands" of generations!)
Presidential Navy Unit Marine Corps
Unit Citation Commendation Good Conduct Medal
National Defense Vietnam RVN Gallantry RVN Campaign
Service Medal Service Medal Cross Unit Medal
A LITTLE PERSONAL TRIVIA:
I was one of
(Baker, Broaddus, Britton, Caltagirone, Dorton, Labove, Miles, Milton, G. Sims, J. Sims, Torres, Williams -- If you see this, drop me a line - email address below) sworn in at
1300 hours on
13 August 1963. We flew to Dallas Love Field and arrived at gate
13. We went to MCRD San Diego and were put into platoon 260, which is 20 times
13. I finished infantry training on December
13 and went on boot leave. Returning to San Diego, I started electronics school on January
13 and completed school on October
Just lucky, I guess!
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