Two years ago, I wrote a blog post thanking my Uncle Fred (my mother’s brother) for his service in Korea. Uncle Fred was wounded in Korea during the Chosen Reservoir Battle. He has a metal plate in his head as a result of that battle. I had planned on interviewing him this past summer about his time in Korea and the Chosen Reservoir Battle. As you all may remember, my dad had a fall and ultimately passed away this summer. My uncle is now battling with cancer and I may not get the opportunity to hear about the battle in his own words.
I am also thankful for my Uncle Benny (my dad’s brother) who also served during the Korean War. Uncle Benny was taken prisoner shortly after he arrived in Korea and was a prisoner of war for 21 months. The picture was taken from a newspaper clipping announcing his return home.
We have a lot to be thankful for as our servicemen and women work hard to ensure our nation’s safety.
Kathryn I didn’t realize all day was Veteran’s Day. I guess that explains no mail. It wasn’t until I got back home that I was reminded that it is Vets Day. How slow of me! What a nice story. If you can talk to your Uncle Fred, you should do it or it will be too late. I’m trying to download our family tree from Ancestry.com so I can work on it some more. So much to do and so little time to do it. I am such a late starter. I still need to pay this baptist church a visit to look up my baptismal records. I was baptized in the catholic faith on condition because I was a baby when I got that holy water. There is history there. If I don’t hurry up and do it, it will be too late. lol
I understand! Time has a way of getting away from us. Not sure if I will be able to talk with my uncle or not depending on whether I tolerate his new place.
Thanks for the inspiring stories. 😀
Colleen, I hope to do some research with what information I have and turn them into a story either as a stand alone or one with their stories combined. After the holidays and I will also be off all this darn Warfarin.
Interesting that a medicine causing you so much angst has the word “war” in it. I look forward to reading the stories.
Thank you for bringing that to my attention!
I am also a veteran– US Navy 1988-1994.
I remember the days when we would have a veteran’s day parade on main street. I found it sad that it was just an ordinary day to my family and everyone I met on the 11th.