He did keep his packet of military records and I scanned those records and copied a few pictures of his time in the service. I am sharing those today in honor of Veteran's Day. I am able to enjoy the freedoms I have thanks to the service of many men and women throughout the years, including my father, father-in-law, nephews, uncles, and cousins. Thank you to those who served or are serving.
The pictures below were taken during World War II, but my dad doesn't remember the names of the men in the most of the photographs. My dad fought in the Ardennes Counteroffensive, aka Battle of the Bulge, and suffered frost bite, which he believes saved his life as he was sent to recuperate in hospitals in Liege, Belgium; Paris, France and Birmingham, England .