He was one of our community’s few remaining World War II veterans. He was 92 years old, and would have turned 93 in September. He was a Bronze Star recipient, and had been awarded the Purple Heart. He was also one of the few remaining former WWII POW’s in the country. He was captured during the Battle of the Bulge and spent from December 1944 until April 1945 in the captivity of the German army during one of the coldest European winters on record. He barely survived the cold and starvation, spent a month in a London hospital, and then came home, back to the small town of his youth, where he became a home builder, a sign painter, a master cabinet builder, and a gifted watercolor artist.He also was the blogger The Conservative Pup's father. Stop on over and say some words of solace as she mourns the loss of a great man and a war hero, her treasured daddy.
Friday, August 26, 2011
World War II vets are leaving us. We soon will have none left to thank for the world that is free of the Nazi's. They were called the "Greatest Generation" for a reason: