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Jerry and an Army Shot

An Army Shot, originally uploaded by Shirley Buxton.

We’ve passed the place several times in our travels through Arizona, frequently saying as we traveled that we needed to stop. A couple of weeks ago we finally pulled in to take pictures of the two large guns at the US Army Proving Grounds–just a few miles outside of Yuma.

In Jerry’s Junior and Senior year at college he joined the ROTC, taking 60 units in Military Science; during his senior year he spent 6 weeks in active training at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas. With only a slight difference, it was this type DSC_0002of weapon that he learned to operate during that time. So, of course, he was interested in taking a look, and of course, I was interested in the photography angle.

Jerry didn’t pursue a career with the military as many of you know; he resigned his commission as a 2nd Lieutenant, and instead entered the ministry of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Although I appreciate our military personnel, and honor and respect their service to our country, I must say I’m glad Jerry’s calling in life led him to be a preacher and not a soldier in the US Army. He’s a soldier all right–a soldier in the army of the Lord.

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By Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 81 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She was married to Jerry for 64 years, and grieves yet at his death in August of 2019. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)

3 replies on “Jerry and an Army Shot”

I looked at this picture of Brother Buxton tonight and thought…”My, He looks Good!” I am reminded of what God has brought him through over the years. Ain’t God Good!?

Yep! He is.

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