Friday, August 7, 2009

A little family history...

My grandfather was in the Pacific Theater during WWII. He made several long-range patrols of the major shipping lanes, and was known and feared far and wide.

Photograph of my grandfather, on patrol in 1945


  1. Very nice picture of your grandfather. I'm a bit of a WWII buff myself (my dad was in the Pacific Theater, also, on Iwo Jima)...came home with 14 shrapnel wounds.

    What can you tell us about your grandfather's service?

  2. Well, he was one of the good guys. I was always in awe of him as a child, and I looked up to him as a hero. But he once told me something, which I've carried with me to this day.

    "I wasn't any more brave than anyone else out there - I just didn't think. I operated on pure instinct."