All of our WW II Veterans should be celebrated everyday. They saved Europe from Hitler, perhaps even the World, if you consider what his scientists had developed.Quote:
I was looking for a "Texas boy" and came upon it. The "Texas boy" buried there happened to have been born on the same day as my father who served in the Pacific in World War II.
My Father did not participate in the invasion, but his division (84th ID) landed on Omaha Beach, 1–4 November 1944, and moved to the vicinity of Gulpen, the Netherlands, 5–12 November and then the Battle of the Bulge, where they successfully held the left flank. They thereafter liberated two Extermination Camps. My Father spoke nary a word of that period of life, other than two funny stories about "liberating" chicken eggs from a barn. :rofl:
I only knew he was in the 84th ID when I found a book his mother had given him upon his return from Europe - a history of the 84th in WWII she had dedicated to him. It matched the few bits and pieces I'd overheard.
He detested the cold, and his feet and hands were always troublesome when cold.