Whenever Ed Reeves has looked at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., he has focused on the panels containing the names of those who died on Sept. 12, 1970, and Feb. 14, 1971.
It was on those days, Reeves said, that were it not for his dog, Prince, "My name would be on that wall."
Army Staff Sgt. Ahmed lives in California, and serves with the Active Guard Reserve. But he didn't come into service the same way his colleagues did — he started as a translator in Iraq, for American troops.
The 25th Infantry Division went above and beyond for a Make-a-Wish recipient last week, who dreams of serving in the military one day.