64 Years
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Many of my family members served their country, and the cause of freedom, during World War II.

One was lost.

"Uncle Buddy", as he was known, was shot down by Nazis, taken prisoner, and killed by the enemy. His B-17 was lost during an air battle over Dresden, Germany on Valentine's Day, 1945. He was a ball turret gunner. The plane eventually crashed near the village of Hridelec in the Czech Republic, about 130 km from Prague. His grave is in Epinal, France

He died over 30 years before I was born, yet I know his story. He is still loved, remembered, missed.

Eternal rest grant him, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace, amen.


posted by Milehimama @ Mama Says at 2/14/2009 07:19:00 AM | Permalink | |