This is my grandfather on November 24, 1945 after 2 years, 6 months & 4 days of service in World War II. He served on the USS Harold C. Thomas in the South Pacific (pictured below.) He was 20 years old. Can you imagine being 18 & risking your life for your country? WOW! We were all just babies at that age!
This past year, Todd & I were with him on November 24. He told me that it was a big day for him because it was his 67th anniversary of his Honorable Discharge from the military. I was happy to be with him that day.
As we all know, the GI Bill was offered to all World War II vets. His mother had a second grade education & my grandfather was able to change his future by going to college & law school and eventually went on to be an Arkansas State Supreme Court Justice. All because of his service in the war.
He also ran a farm with my grandmother, was married for almost 63 years before my grandmother passed away in August, 4 children, 17 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, & more friends that he claims as family than we could ever count. Quite the legacy.
And the best part?!
He’s 88 years old & the KING of Skype!
God I love him!
The man is one of my heroes, always will be. Lboy told me last week that he misses Grandpa & that he wants to go see him. Needless to say, we are making a trip down there very, very soon.
3.) Share an old picture of a parent or grandparent…who were they back then?