I Want to Thank the Home Folk For Waiting For Our Return

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    His Family Met Us Both

    We left to fight together and came home from war together. His family meet us both when the plane landed. He got off first with honors. I got off after him. I carried his personal belongings. His family greeted us both as if we were the same person. His mom kissed me. His...
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    2 Responses Feb 26, 2009

    Daddy - I Still Love You

    When Andrew came home from the jungle, his face had been so badly burned in a helicopter crash that there were few recognizable features. His wife and parents had braced themselves for his return. But his biggest fear was how his seven year old daughter would respond. When she...
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    2 Responses Mar 10, 2009

    Dreaming of Home

    It was cold and wet in the jungle. Hell lurked everywhere. But you kept moving. Searching for the invisible enemy. My solace was thoughts of home. Some one waited for me. She wrote,she prayed, she cried and hoped for the day I would step off the plane onto American soil. God...
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    2 Responses Feb 26, 2009

    Memorial Day 2009

    It's coming up soon. Shake a hand. Say thank you. Thank a veteran for their time because they took their time to keep us free. Thank a widow, a wife, a child of someone who did not come back. Tell them they will never be forgotten.
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    1 Response May 8, 2009

    The Last Time I Saw Her Face

    She waited for me as long as she could. She was ill. I was at war. She was at war to with diabetes. I saw here for alive for the last time when I was home. We both knew it wasn't long before we parted from each other on earth. The question was who would be first. But we...
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    3 Responses Feb 26, 2009

    June 6, 1944

     Get out your copies of "Saving Private Ryan." The beginning scenes aare the most accurate and graphic depictation of D- Day. If you see a ww2 vet today. Thank him or her. I will.  
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    3 Responses Jun 5, 2009
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