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Posted 4 years ago

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My Papaw used to love showing this to people.He didnt really like talking about the War but when he did all you could see is sadness in his face.He was shot twice and lost many good friends.One young man stuck heavy on his mind.A young boy yelled to my Papaw saying hey look,there takeing pictures,my papaw told him to get down and stay down.At that time the boy was shot and killed.
Papaw went home last year so I wanted to show this off for him.He was really sorry for going to War all those years and the world turning out like it has.

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  1. cocacolaman62, 4 years ago
    AR8Jason,I bet I could liisten to you all day.Thanks for the info and story.
  2. cocacolaman62, 4 years ago
    I remember Papaw talking about comming face to face with a German.This was after he got shot twice at an earlier date.He said they just looked in each others eyes for a few seconds and they both turned and walked away.
    I wish I recorded all of our talks.I took care of him for months befor he passed.The day he went home he looked me in the eyes and said Thank You for all your help.I said NO PAPAW,Thank you for your service,We'll always be proud of you being our papaw.He was gone about 2 hrs later.
  3. cocacolaman62, 4 years ago
    Thanks Laura
  4. Driewer Driewer, 4 years ago
    Thanks for sharing! Very cool story! He is a Hero!
  5. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 4 years ago
    The rope around the left arm is the French Fourragere. Your pawpa served his country with honors.
  6. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 4 years ago
    Tese were the people that Tom Brokaw called "The Greatest Generation", I started his book the other day but had to stop because my eyes were leaking . I too served but not nearly as mush as these guys my brother is a Viet-Nam vet, he don't talk much about his experiences either, even to me ! Scars go very deep for these people.
  7. smile59, 4 years ago
    I love seeing all of the posts. My dad was in World War II and I have all of the letters he sent to his mom and dad and all of his stuff from the war. It is an amazing story of how war heros lived and what they went through. I will never forget one of the last letters he sent to my Mamaw and Granddad. He was thinking it had to be a dream that he was coming home. He hoped it wasn't! He was afraid he would wake up and it wouldn't be true! Thanks for all of you that shared!
  8. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 3 years ago
    I'm glad for this dialogue. One of the most amazing men I have known is a member of my American Legion post, we all call “Sarge.” He fought the Japanese in WWII, then The North Koreans, and finally the North Vietnamese before retiring as a First Sergeant. He will be on a future Honor Flight. In spite of his advanced age, he divides his time between volunteering at the VA hospital information desk, volunteering at the USO lounge at the airport, and serving as part of the honor guard detail at our local National Cemetery. He told me once “I’ve taken care of soldiers all my life. I want to take care of them as long as I can do so.”

    As for my own father, he was with the 3rd infantry Division in North Africa, Italy and Germany. He seldom said anything about the war, except that if he had to do it again, he would.
  9. pgross, 3 years ago
    This is a wonderful story and alot of great information. My dad served in WWII as a medic in Burma, India and Thailand. He recently went on the Honor Flight. He spoke afterward about his service a little and how they all laughed and cried and remembered while they were in Washington. His health is failing so I'm glad that he went while he was still able. Several years ago, my sister and I honored him by putting his photo and service on the World War II Registry. The website is http://www.wwiimemorial.com. It meant alot to him. Thank you for sharing.
  10. Esther110 Esther110, 3 years ago
    I'm trying to type through tears. Thanks guys, for your service.
    My dad was an instructor at the School of the Americas, in the CZ, and a Viet-Nam vet. Unfortunatelly I was too young (and a girl) for him to want to tell me his stories, and by the time I was old enough, he passed away.
    Please, Kevin, can you tell me how to get is service record? He was buried in uniform, so his medals went with him.
    Thanks
    Esther
  11. Esther110 Esther110, 3 years ago
    Thanks Kevin! Gonna get right on it!!!

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