I miss you dad

Winder, Georgia
July 25, 2016 12:55am CST
My dad has been gone since 1996. He was a WWII vet. He served overseas in France and Germany. Dad suffered with extreme anxiety and he had major anger issues. Most of his problems stemmed from how he was raised but some also had to do with war memories. There was a man who shared a fox hole with my dad. Dad was screaming terrifyingly from bullets flying over head. The man saved dad's life that Night. Dad said he owed him so much for saving his life. He told dad hrs owed him nothing, but he would be honored if he named his first son after him. Dad did that. My brothers name is Ralph Latino Saville, his first and middle name bears the name of dad's savior as he called him. I miss you dad. I wisj I could give you one more hug.
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@nomus24g (16051)
• India
25 Jul 16
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@toniganzon (39868)
• Philippines
25 Jul 16
Suddenly I'm missing my dad as well. Lost him and mom in 1991. I miss him so much and sometimes when I couldn't sleep at night, I just think I'm sleeping next to them and imaging them hugging me.
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@ilocosboy (31908)
• Philippines
25 Jul 16
Because of your post, I remember the song: Dance With My Father Again.
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@jaboUK (50125)
• United Kingdom
25 Jul 16
Interesting to read about your Dad, and how a fellow soldier saved him. Naming your brother after him was a great way of honouring him.
@LadyDuck (118587)
• Switzerland
25 Jul 16
My Dad has been gone since 1976, it happened the 24th of July, he was also a WWII veteran.
25 Jul 16
Beautiful and sad. A lovely little anecdote.