Friday, December 24
The Christmas of 1942 and 1943 saw my Grandfather training for war in the state of Oregon - river crossings and simulated combat situations. By the time the Christmas of 1944 came around, he was recovering in a military hospital from serious wounds suffered fighting the Nazi's in Italy. Above is a Christmas card sent by members of the company - the 361st Infantry of the 91st Division - back home to their loved ones.
Let us all take a moment this holiday to remember all of the servicemen and women who have fought for, and are still fighting for, our country. They can not spend the holidays with family, which should make us all the more thankful that we can spend it with ours.
Merry Christmas to all my readers and have a wonderful, safe holiday.