Thank you Carter for this Wonderful WikiTree honor. Working on various profiles all over the country takes you back in time remembering our own history and sometimes a reminder of how the "United States" came to being. Pre-1776 and the Colony of Virginia was a refresher for me. I am originally from Connecticut myself.
PS; I enjoyed reading your impressive biography and want to "thank you" for your service in Vietnam. I served in Thailand during that time. I retired after 20 years in 1988.