Wednesday, March 07, 2007

For Tim Bodden, The Father That Never Knew About Me

I was on the net looking for anything that I could about Tim Bodden. I had been looking for any information about who he was and what he had done in Vietnam. I was able to find a lot of information about him.

When I was 2 days old I was adopted. That was 1965. Recently I was able to locate my birth mother and she told me who my father was. She told me that his name was Tim Bodden and that he was a Marine that left for Vietnam on a 2nd tour. I do not believe that he ever knew about me.

When I found out his name, I looked on the Internet to see if by any miracle there was anything about him. I was not prepared for what I found. There is so much about him and his unit, about how he died in Vietnam and about the search that his family did trying to determine if he was still alive or not. He was listed as deceased in 2000.

When I found Tim's war memorial page, there is a picture of him. I have 3 sons. My middle son is almost identical to him. In addition to this, my son is also a Marine. There is no doubt that he is the father that I never was able to know. But I have learned a lot more about him.

Have a nice day and Thank you for what you do!


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