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 Post subject: Memorial Day Remembrance - Not Mine As A Vet
PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 9:15 pm 
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Pop would be 103 in June but he died in 1974. I grew up knowing that the old man had been wounded in WWII but it wasn't until I was in high school that a package arrived in the mail from the U.S. Army with his second Purple Heart and the Bronze Star Medal. He was authorized to wear an oak-leaf cluster upon his Purple Heart for a second award for being wounded in action with 168th Infantry/34th Infantry Division in Italy.

He got up at 5 a.m. next day to go to work so that my mother, sister and I could keep eating with a roof overhead.

The "Greatest Generation" has some truth attached to it.

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