I nice story in the Charlotte Observer today about columnist Mark Washburn’s father – a World War II veteran. It speaks about their generation and the interesting lives they lived – except you’d never know because very few talked about the war after they left it.
Link to Mark Washburn’s column – http://www.charlotteobserver.com/195/story/908612.html
My own grandfather was on the Pacific front during WWII. I remember as a kid that he was actually more open than I think most were about things that went on. I would hear crazy stories about being on a submarine and squaring off against the Japanese. Some of the things he would say seemed too far fetched to ever be true. However, his stories never changed over the years and the same names and dates have stayed with him. I looked up a few facts and found them to be true. Now, more than ever, I truly believe my grandfather was a superhero – just like the rest of that generation.