Happy Veteran’s Day!
Today is a day to honor all veterans who have served or are serving our country. We owe them so much. Words can’t express the gratitude for our freedoms that we enjoy because of those who have sacrificed so much in service to our country.
We all know family and community members who are veterans. Sometimes we know they served but don’t know details. Often we don’t know the scary experiences they survived.
One of my clients is a veteran and I would love to shine the spotlight on him and his book. Ronald Boehm served in the Vietnam War. He published a book about his experiences, The Boys on Cherry Street.
The Boys on Cherry Street is a collection of stories both humorous and heroic. The stories start with the zany and outrageous antics of the author and his college friends and continues through his U.S. Marine Corps training, flight school and service in Vietnam.
There are many great books written about the Vietnam War—its heroes, their courage, and sacrifice. However, this book is different in that it also shows the keen sense of humor that some men showed in some of the most stressful situations imaginable. It was this sense of humor that Boehm believe was part of their coping mechanism that got them through the tense situations of combat. The book is a salute to the young men of the Vietnam War Era who answered their country’s call.
Ron Boehm was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. After graduation from Southeastern Louisiana College he went through OCS in the U.S. Marine Corps and was commissioned an officer. He was one of the first group of aviation students the Marine Corps sent through U.S. Air Force Flight School. After earning his Air Force and Navy Wings’ he flew the A6A Intruder in combat and served as a Forward Air Controller with the 7th Marine Regiment in Vietnam.
Ron Currently lives in Houston, Texas has two children and owns a construction company, Aerohaus Metal Buildings.
Aerohaus provides a complete line of metal building systems for commercial, industrial, and specialized applications such as offices, shops, aircraft hangars, barns, warehouses, churches, industrial buildings, and many other uses. I’m sure those aircraft hangers are in part because of his military days.
His book made me respect people in the military even more. I honor him and all Veterans today!