Today we honor the brave men and women who have served in the United States Military. G.K. Chesterton said it best, “Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.” So, we will always remember those who have lost their lives to defend their country and appreciate those who have made it back safe! Most importantly our prayers go out to those still in active-duty!
Tar Heel Basement Systems Owner, Pete Burgess, served in the Navy with the rank Lieutenant Junior Grade, became the Combat Information Center Officer and qualified as Officer of the Deck, Fleet Steaming. This ship made a six-month deployment to the Viet Nam theater of war where it functioned as an anti-aircraft deterrent and rescue ship for one of US aircraft carriers assigned to the Gulf of Tonkin.
Thanks to every Veteran, from Tar Heel Basement Systems!