Skip to main content

Today is Veteran’s Day in the United States and Remembrance Day over in Great Britain. Today we honor those brave men and women who fought to save our freedom. Today I honor the veterans in my family.

My Dad Jack L. Wilson was a World War II veteran. Dad was very mechanically inclined and he helped to develop the IFF (Identify friend or foe technology). While clearing the house I came upon his certificate of commendation for his efforts in the war.

 Smaller

My Uncle Colonel Norwood Hughes was a career military man. He served in Europe in World War II.

 Photobucket

My Uncle Eugene Hughes lied about his age to get into the Army so he could do his part in World War II. He was captured and spent time in a German Prisoner of War camp.

 Photobucket

My Aunt Hazel Wilson joined the WACs in World War II. She is the one in purple.

 Photobucket

My brother Michael Wilson was a Vietnam War veteran. He won the bronze star for bravery when he rushed out during an attack on his camp and rescued two of his comrades and was wounded in the process.

 Mike

Dad, Mike, Uncle Bud, Uncle Gene were all buried with military honors. Aunt Hazel was cremated and had her ashes strewn over the ocean at her request. Thank you for your service to our country.

Originally posted to michelewln on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 04:20 AM PST.

Also republished by Military Community Members of Daily Kos.

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site