Please join me in thanking the thousands upon thousands of currently serving American soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines who are deployed across the nation and the globe for providing a living shield that protects us all.
These men and women are standing in harms way, and they are comprised of an all-volunteer force!
Let's also pause to remember all of those who went before, whether they made the ultimate sacrifice in serving their country, or just did their jobs and simply came home often bearing an all-too heavy burden.
Up top you'll see a few comic book and genre inspired characters or images that have become part of the action-adventure lexicon and are offered by the Catacombs with respect and affection, but going into battle (or just being available if needed) is never something to be taken for granted. [Above, top to bottom: amazing computer-generated image of DC Comics character, Sgt. Rock by Vamak, actor Lee Marvin from the 1967 film,The Dirty Dozen, the late Dave Cockrum's terrific cover to Blackhawk #261 (Aug. 1983) and Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commando's by the great Dick Ayers.]
Here's a salute to all of our military veterans with much appreciation.
Sgt. Edwin R. "Chuck" Wells, Jr.
U.S. Air Force (1980-1986)