Post # 1
My Favorite Uncle is retiring after 30 years in the military. He has served in every branch, literally, every branch. He started in the Marines, drafted to the Navy Seals, once he did his stretch there he joined the Army, took the Clinton byout from the Army and then joined the Air Force. He is officially retiring from active duty and taking a civilian job with the Coast Guard. So as you can see, he has served his country in every single branch. Now, I don’t know what to get him. I would like to keep it under $100. He is the uncle that taught me rodeo, how to ride horses, and really taught me the joys of the country life, so I want to get him something nice, but he is so difficult to buy for. Help Bees!!!
Post # 3
Wow! That’s an amazing man for sure! I can see how it would be hard to buy for him since he has served in every branch.
1. What about a nice dress watch? You could have it engraved with his name and original date of entry into the service and retirement date. Citizen watches are very reasonable and run off of movement/solar power, so they are really cool and unique.
2. Maybe his wife would be able to find a picture of him in each uniform or from each time period and you could put them in a nice frame with mats behind each one and underneath write the branch and the years served in it.
3. You could also get him something little, like a car decal or baseball cap, for each branch. He would probably get a kick out of it if you wrapped them each separately in different sized packages. 😉
That’s all I can think of, but if I think of any more, I’ll add.
Post # 4
@subbywife11: Great thoughts, but he gets a retirement watch and his company had all the symbols for each branch engraved on the back. Those suckers beat me too it! He doesn’t allow pics of him in the navy or the marines out, they are not even on the wall. He was in special units of which we are not really sure of and he will not talk about 🙁 Hats might work, I will run that past my Army brother and see what he already has, my bro spends alot of time at their house since he was station close to there.
Thanks for the ideas!! Your awesome!
Post # 5
Oh well bummer! They did beat you to it!
What about a shadow box or a saber? These two sites have some really awesome ideas, but you can find them elsewhere too. A google search of either would give you lots of companies to choose from.
I think both of those ideas would be so classy, although they may be more expensive, and I’m sure they would also be able to help you with the multi-branch aspect as well.