Monday, May 27, 2013

Thank You!

This is my father's flight jacket and his dog tags.

My father served as a Staff Sergeant in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was an Aerial Photographer and sat in a small space under the plane and took reconnaissance photographs. Like many veterans, he never spoke about the things he saw while stationed in Naples, Italy. But he did tell stories about his fellow soldiers and the things they did to pass the time between missions.  They truly were a "band of brothers".

Thank you to all those who have served and to those who serve today. And a special thank you to those who did not come home.

Thank you, Daddy!

Enjoy the day,


  1. I love hearing about your father and his service in the war. Such a handsome man! Amazing story.

  2. Wonderful post Robyn, great Man your Father was.....Blessings Francine.

  3. My father also served in the Army Air Corps as an aerial photographer, I believe based in Iceland and/or Greenland. My mother was in an auxiliary army corps of some sort during that time while in nursing school. Her brother was a prisoner of war in Germany. My step-father served in the Navy in both World War II and Korea. Happy Memorial Day. ...jan

  4. Great picture of your dad. My dad also served. He had to have had the most awful job - graves registration. He NEVER spoke of it and growing up, when we needed to wake him, we would stand far away and call him. He would literally jump a couple feet up. I can't imagine the terror those young men dealt with daily. Unfortunately, freedom isn't free.
    God Bless America.
    Hugs :)

  5. Such a heartfelt post...thank you for sharing a bit about your father and his brave deeds.

  6. What a wonderful post. My dad enlisted into the marines during the Korean War. He never talked about the war, except for one time where his troop took in a dog from being killed for food. It was a cute little pooch! Hubby and I went to a Civil War Remembrance today. We teared up when the calvary rode up with an actual US flag that came from one of the battles. It was tattered and torn, but still waved proudly. A great big thank you to all who served, so that we could all be FREE! Janice

  7. Thanks for sharing your Dad's story.
    Have a great week!

  8. Hi Robyn,
    What an honor! And a very handsome man. You were blessed.
    I thank you for him and all the others who served for US.