I echo Jim, thanks for your service. Better watch out though Jim retired a Coronal.
Myself, I did 4 years in the Air Force, mostly in Germany, with a short tour in Viet Nam.
If you don't mind, where about in Brooklyn did you grow up. Myself and my DW are also Brooklynites, she Bensenhurst, myself East New York. We lived in Canarsie when we got married, but when I was running my business, most of my work was all over Brooklyn.
If you don't want to give out personal Info, just PM me.