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Ace_of_Hearts, December 7, 2019 in SASS Wire Saloon
Thanks for sharing that.
That is so good.
And I can relate to that story because my Dad did about the same thing.
He was born in Sep 1925. In Dec 41, he was only 16 and tried to join the Navy after PH, but
his Mom & Dad said....NO, you're only 16.
BUT, when he turned 17, he dropped out of High School and with his Mom and Dads permission,
he joined the Navy.
He served on the USS Blackhawk. Sometime before the end of the war, he got injured by shrapnel
in his back, which caused some minor issues. He was sent home and given an Hon Discharge under
He lived till he was 85 and rarely talked about the war until I ask him about his injury. Thats when
he told me about the shrapnel in the back.
I said: How did you get shrapnel in the back.
He said: There were some explosions going on around us and I was RUNNING FROM THEM.
We all laughed because he could tell stories and still add a high degree of humor to them.
God bless ALL those men and women who have committed and still commit, their unselfish
service to our Nation.
That was great! What a Patriot that gentleman was!