Discussion in 'The Grumble' started by Paul Cascio, Nov 11, 2018.
We appreciate your service to our country and its people.
Thanks for the post, Paul.
My Father was a soldier in WWII.
6th Armored Infantry Division.
They have a great history and even helped to liberate a German concentration camp, Buchenwald, that held Jews, American prisoners and others.
I have his Purple Hearts, his Bronze Star for bravery under fire and his Combat Infantry Badge and shoulder patch.
His unit has a history.
I honor all members of the military who served.
WWII was the last declared war and we were involved with great purpose and reason.
I was 1-A #128 in the Vietnam draft. I had no deferments unlike many of our leaders and I just missed being called by luck of my number.
My only wish is that we stop trying to be the world police force in every conflict.
It just leads us down the wrong path.
I have a former employer who was a Marine in Vietnam.
My Father had his entire right leg removed up to the hip due to cancer in 1975.
They removed the leg to try to stop any spread of the cancer.
He went thru rehab and got a prosthetic leg and 2 canes to walk.
He still continued to work as a regional manager for a large company that is still all over the country.
Unfortunately the cancer did spread and it eventually got into his lungs and diaphragm and he passed in 1982.
He will always be an inspiration to me.
Thank you all who have served.
My dad was at Normandy /Omaha Beach and also the Battle of the Bulge. He was injured and pulled off the lines, but snuck back to his unit because he needed to be with the people he could trust.
Only in the last 5 to 10 years has he been willing to talk much about it. He just turned 95 last month. He is blind, in part because of his injuries, but like all others from World War II [and World War I], he never complains and just talks about what a great country the United States of America is.
He's a hero and a patriot. We too easily forget about the sacrifices that others made for us.
Russ, your Dad may have been shoulder to shoulder with my Dad back then.
Same theater of war.
Thanks for posting.
Fantastic photos Neil!
My Dad was a Korean & Vietnam Vet & I'm a Veteran of today's wars.
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