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A Veterans Day Salute!

Many members of my family have served in the military. I haven't talked to many of them about the time they spent serving, but I did have quite a few conversations with my dad, who was a waist gunner on a B-17 in World War II.

He told me he and his crew flew two missions on D-Day. In one of the missions they got lost and had to break radio silence to get help. It was actually quite dramatic. One of the crew members pointed a gun at the radio operator's head and said "if you don't call for help, I'm going to blow your head off."

Naturally, I asked my dad if he was scared during that mission or any of the others. What he said surprised me.

"We were too busy to be scared."  He said they had so many jobs to do and things to remember, there was no time for fear.

To all of those who served, including many members of my family, and others, thank you. Thank you for doing your job, and keeping us free.

(That's my dad in the front row, on the right)
 


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