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Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day Tribute

On this Memorial Day, I would like to pay tribute to some members of my family who have courageously served their country during WWII.

This first photo is of my father, Frank, who served with the 5th Army in North Africa and Europe during WWII. He was a very patriotic veteran serving as Commander of his local VFW Post in Phoenix, AZ. Thank you, Dad, for defending and loving your country.

This next photo is of my Uncle Paul, my dad's brother, who served in the Navy during WWII. My father had several brothers that served in the Armed Forces during WWII, but I don't have pictures of them.


This next photo is of my Uncle Pete, my mother's brother, who served in Europe during WWII. My father and Uncle Pete actually met up with each other while serving in Europe.
This final photo is of my Uncle Pat, my mother's brother, who served in the Pacific during WWII. As a result of serving in the Pacific, he developed a horrible case of malaria which was managed with daily medication.


I don't have a photo of my husband's father, Richard, who was at Pearl Harbor the day it was attacked. He wasn't in his bunk at the time of the attack which saved his life. He took someone's duty and when he finally returned to his barracks several hours after the attack, he saw the bullet holes in and around his bunk. He doesn't talk about the attack much and he has to be prompted to relive the moments that changed our history forever.




TO ALL OF OUR MEN AND WOMEN SERVING IN THE ARMED FORCES AND TO ALL THAT HAVE SERVED THEIR COUNTRY COURAGEOUSLY~~~~~I SALUTE YOU.
A MISSION WELL-DONE.

3 comments:

Karen said...

Nice tribute. What about Uncle Richard who ejected out of his airplane in Vietnam and was a POW for several months before returning home?

Short and Sweet said...

I forgot.

kayellen said...

Oh Loretta how touching...what a wonderful tribute:)

God Bless each one that served for our freedom!

Kay