Cpl. David P. Chriss, US Army Air Corps, October 1945.
The Olive-Drab.com website is dedicated to my father, Cpl. David P. Chriss, US Army Air Corps, and to my uncles Abe, Jack, Erv, and Artie who answered the call and went to war when our country and the world needed them in 1942-1945. And to all men and women who have served and continue to serve the cause of peace and liberty in the armed forces of the United States and our allies.
It is the soldier, not the reporter, Who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the soldier, not the poet, Who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the soldier, not the organizer, Who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.
It is the soldier, Who salutes the flag, Who serves beneath the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag, Who allows the protestor to burn the flag.
Author: Father Dennis Edward O'Brian, USMC