World War II Veteran's Tribute, Thank you Dad

@ramapo17 (20065)
Melbourne, Florida
April 13, 2017 10:48pm CST
We lost so many people in wars throughout the years and many states have tributes for these great servicemen and women. My dad was a medic in the United States Army and he was such a small man that they put him in the medics. He never had any experience in medicine but you don't argue with the military when they tell you where they want you. I was only 2 years old when he was sent to Germany to fight in that war. As it turned out, he was in the battle and did get shot. The piece of shrapnel could not be removed for fear of killing him so that stayed in his body until he died. He lived to be 93. The shrapnel did move up in his body but never reached his heart or organs. To this day, a flag still waves in New Jersey in a park with so many other brave men and women. It is 3 years since he died and I still talk to him every day.
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@JudyEv (108506)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Apr
We have so much to thank these brave men for. He lived to a good age but I'm sure you miss him.
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@JudyEv (108506)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Apr
@ramapo17 I'm sure you will have some lovely memories.
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@ramapo17 (20065)
• Melbourne, Florida
14 Apr
@Lupita234 Yes he is and his mom and dad and all his 12 other brothers and sisters.
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@ramapo17 (20065)
• Melbourne, Florida
14 Apr
@JudyEv I do and I still talk to him everyday. I have his American flag in a nice holder that was given to me the day he was buried. It was draped over his casket. Taps was played and two army soldiers presented it to me.
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@rebelann (35820)
• El Paso, Texas
14 Apr
You are lucky he lived so long, mine was also a WWII vet but he only lived 59 and a half years.
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@ramapo17 (20065)
• Melbourne, Florida
14 Apr
Wow, that was young.
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@rebelann (35820)
• El Paso, Texas
14 Apr
Yes, way too young and when he was in the hospital in 1980 there were so many WWII vets also dying from some disease or other, it was heartbreaking @ramapo17 my dad wasn't the only WWII vet to die that young, many of them were.
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@ramapo17 (20065)
• Melbourne, Florida
14 Apr
@Lupita234 Thank you.
• Prairieville, Louisiana
14 Apr
Nice pic of him celebrating his birthday.
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@ramapo17 (20065)
• Melbourne, Florida
14 Apr
Thank you. Seeing that always makes me smile. We were very close.
• Prairieville, Louisiana
14 Apr
I see that pic of your dad was when he was living.
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• Prairieville, Louisiana
14 Apr
My dad is a veteran.
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