Monday, May 31, 2010

In Rememberence of my Dad - WWll Veteran

I have only one photo of Dad in uniform.

He never talked about it. All I knew was what branch he served in.

And for my Uncles Mike, Bob, Bill and Phil who also served in WWll.

Dad, I was always proud of you.


  1. My Dad and all of his brothers were in WWII. All came home. And, like your Dad, never talked about it. I'm grateful for all of their service. Zootsuitmama

  2. My dad's still hanging in there, thank God. He came in at the tail end of WWII and never left the Midwest although he was in the Navy--they put him through college but the war ended before he could muster out as a lieutenant. Husband was also in the Navy but he was a military guy without a war, thank goodness. I did a post yesterday in remembrance of my mom and sister but Blooger decided not to publish it until last night. Oh well.

  3. I've had relatives who fought in past wars. My grandmother's brother died during World War II. We should salute all the brave men and women who fight for this country.

  4. My maternal grandfather served in WWI. And I had uncles who served at Pearl Harbor on that fateful day.

    My dad always wanted to serve, but because of a leg affected with polio he was turned away. He never got to do his part (and I think carried a slight anger about it his entire life).

    I've always wondered if that's when he became a machinist, but I'll never know.

  5. Sweet post. Nice look at nostalgia/vintage. :)

  6. Happy to see so many sharing about their families during the holiday!

    My Dad was also drafted late into the war. He never talked much about it either. The only subject that he did open up about were the airplanes, like the P-51 Mustangs he worked on. Like many I imagine, he was all too eager after the war ended to move on with life!

  7. I always loved hearing the stories of the Vets during the extended time Dad was in the VA.

    Even then, as far as I know, he didn't talk about it. But hey, I'm just glad he came back. I mourn for those whose loved one's didn't.

  8. My Dad was in France in WWII and that's all I know, he never talked about it, I suspect his experience wasn't good.