Florida Keys News
Monday, November 11, 2013
A soldier and a grandpa
Family always comes first for this Green Beret

Army Special Forces Sgt. Maj. John Thies has some harrowing war stories but he'd rather talk about his granddaughter.

"I'm very much looking forward to just being home and being Grandpa," the Minnesota native said Wednesday from his house on Trumbo Point. "I just want to be known as Grandpa, that's it."

The scuba instructor is in his 28th year in the A...

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