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Thanks MT, I will NEVER forget

I've shared with y'all before the story of a 20-year-old farm kid from a tiny town near Gettysburg, PA. Enlisted in the Army to experience more of life, got a "plush" assignment at Fort Shafter in Honolulu. Was heading to breakfast on a Sunday morning (Dec 7, 1941) when he was urgently told to report to Tripler Hospital. His job was to assist with transporting the overwhelming number of casualties that were sent there, where he witnessed horrific injuries and death for the first time in his life. He said he grew up in a hurry that day.

That young man was my Dad, part of the Greatest Generation.

(In response to this post by The Midnight Toker)

Posted: 12/08/2023 at 09:41AM


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We forgot to bring up Pearl Harbor today. We shall never forget. ** -- The Midnight Toker 12/08/2023 12:07AM
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