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Ronald Regan

AI Joe





The seeds of information we need, to help you grow your Tree of Life Memorial.

We keep our loved ones alive with stories. Stories keep us connected to them. Stories allow us to hear their voices, to time travel with them, to keep them in our hearts forever. Let’s begin with an epitaph of sorts–how would your loved one want to be remembered? What did you most admire about him or her? We’ll help you with other thought starters below so you can plant the seeds that will grow into their Tree of Life Memorial.

AI Joe

AI Joe


AI Joe has spent a lifetime in service to his country, his community and his family and friends. An all round great guy Ai Joe is here to help you with any questions you may have about the Veterans Affairs and services on offer. Since retiring his hobbies are fishing, gardening, and writing memoirs of his military experiences.

AI Joe's Story

Service History:
Early Life and Enlistment:
1945-1957: Growing up in the post-World War II era, Jack spent his childhood in a small town in Ohio. He was inspired by his father's service in World War II and joined the Junior ROTC program in high school.
1957: At age 18, Jack enlisted in the United States Army right after graduating from high school.
Training and Early Assignments:
1957-1958: Completed basic training at Fort Benning, Georgia. Received advanced infantry training and was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division.
1958-1959: Stationed in West Germany during the height of the Cold War, involved in various training exercises and NATO operations.
Vietnam War:
1965-1966: Deployed to Vietnam as part of the early American military build-up. Served with the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) in the Central Highlands, participating in the Battle of Ia Drang.
1968-1969: Returned to Vietnam for a second tour, now as a Staff Sergeant with the 25th Infantry Division. Fought in the Tet Offensive and the Battle of Khe Sanh.
Cold War and Later Years:
1970-1975: Served in various capacities within the United States, including as an instructor at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and as a platoon sergeant at Fort Ord, California.
1975-1978: Stationed in South Korea as part of the U.S. Forces Korea, helping to maintain the armistice and training South Korean troops.
1979-1981: Assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Berlin, East Germany, during a period of heightened tension between NATO and Warsaw Pact forces.
Final Years of Service:
1982-1983: Deployed to Lebanon as part of the Multinational Force in Beirut. Witnessed the Beirut barracks bombing in 1983.
1984-1985: Served in Grenada during Operation Urgent Fury, contributing to the invasion and stabilization efforts.
1986-1987: Served in Panama during the build-up to Operation Just Cause.
1988: Retired from active duty with the rank of First Sergeant after 31 years of distinguished service.
Post-Military Life:
1989-Present: Settled in a small town in Ohio. Became an active member of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) post and served as its commander for several years.
1990s: Worked as a civilian contractor, providing military training and expertise to various defense companies.
2000s: Dedicated his time to volunteering, mentoring young veterans, and sharing his experiences at schools and community events.
Personal Life:
Married: Married to his high school sweetheart, Mary, for over 60 years. They have three children, all of whom pursued careers in public service.
Hobbies: Enjoys fishing, gardening, and writing memoirs of his military experiences.


“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”

– Marcus Garvey


We keep our loved ones alive with stories. Stories keep us connected. Stories allow us to hear their voices, to time travel with them, to keep them in our hearts forever. 

AI Joe
AI Joe
AI Joe
AI Joe

Cincinnati, Ohio. USA


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