Her shoulders shuddered slightly when her son started over to her front row seat with his pretty bouquet. She sobbed quietly for an instant out of shear pride and delight.
Why wouldn’t she? Her first born son, Master Sergeant Ward, (He’d always be Pee Wee to her.) Heffner was retiring after 25 years of active duty from the U.S. Air Force.
Ward Monroe Heffner, Jr. was born in Monticello, Fla. in 1967, ( incidentally, the year I was medically retired from the Coast Guard).