We always knew you were a blessed man.I wanted to ask him if that's what he thought the Sailer was......but, seeing the look on his face as he told me the story, I didn't want to even give the appearance of questioning him.
I was the oldest of 43 grandchildren and great grandchildren and had a relationship with him that the others did not. None of my relatives, even my dad, had ever heard the story from him. He shaped my life even more than my own parents. I miss him every day.
That generation may well end up (historically) being the apex of our (USA) experiment.
Mom is drawing a government stipend as a result of Pop’s excursion into Nagasaki.
Uncle James came home with three purple hearts after a short excursion into France starting on June 6, 1944.
Cousin Gene resides under a white cross in Belgium.
IMO, every ninth grader in the Union should (for starters) be shown, Saving Private Ryan as a historical context for why they are allowed to be where they are today.