During that period between my retirement from the bank and my eligibility for Medicare, I looked to the Veterans Administration for my health care. After they verified my eligibility, I was told I was a Group 3 veteran. That’s nice, I thought, but what was a Group 3 veteran?
I learned Group 3 vets have extra benefits. However, when I learned that Medal of Honor recipients are also Group 3 vets, I felt unworthy. These men are giants, whom I respect greatly.
Today is National Medal of Honor day. Recipients are so rare that I have never met one, despite our Group 3 “bond”. If you are lucky enough to know a recipient, salute him today!