Memorial Day Remembrance PostSubmitted by dexterszyd on Tue, 06/01/2010 - 09:44
I want to start a thread here on the Daily Paul this Memorial Day to reflect back and remember people close to us that have served or were lost in military conflict.
Whether you agree or not with the political aspect of these conflicts, we all had been touched by someone close to us that was pulled into the struggles of war.
So let me tell you about my Grand Father that served in WWII. As a young man he enlisted in the Navy. He was assigned to an LST Cargo ship hauling fuel and munitions. He was virtually on a floating bomb.
He participated in the D-Day invasion of Normandy although the story he told me about another incident really stuck out in my mind.
While traveling in a convoy through the Straights of Gilbralter, his convoy fell under attack from German Messerschmidt's. Their ships were being strafed and they were doing all they could to survive. Remember, he was on a floating fuel ship and was extremely frightened. He found God that day and told me he was on his knees praying they would make it when a plane dropped a torpedo which was closing in on his ship fast. He said miraculously the bomb did not explode and simply hit the ship and fell to the sea floor.
I really don't know the rest of the story only that they managed to repel the assault. He lived! and thank God for that because I am here today as his Grandson.
We lost him last May to heart failure. I will never forget his funeral with full military honors.
I remember you Grand Pa! You are my hero...
This one's for you ...