|Pvt Petty 1966|
|CPT Petty 1973|
|Final Ribbon rack|
For the last 20+ years I served dual status. I was Civil Service full time and a Guardsman on the weekends. I had the pleasure of commanding many Battery and Battalion Sized units. My pride and joy was the 1st Bn, 127th FA in Ottawa, KS I am sure that my success there was what got me promoted to COL 06.
The most important thing abut my Military Service was the chance to meet and serve with so many fine people. There is just no good way to say thank you to all of them so I will try to keep my nose clean and be a good retiree for their sake. (The retirement money doesn't hurt)
Along with my lifelong love of music, I think I will always be thankful for the chance to serve my country.