Retracing his dad's steps during World War II provides a testament of Utahn's faith, willpower and indomitable spirit
Awesome story, thanks!!
I missed this the first time around, but I am glad it is here. Thank you.
Wow what a story can't wait for the book. My father too was a Purple Heart
recipient in the war and I have had thoughts of doing exactly what the writer
did. Thank you to all our vets for the sacrifices they've made.
Thank you for sharing your father's story. The words regarding forgiving
the enemy have filled my mind and heart this morning. Their impact is profound
for me and has inspired me to forgive someone for whom I have carried a grudge
for years. I feel my heart changing. Your father's story has made a
difference. Thank you.
What a story -- both "great" and "tragic" at the same time.
This would have been an even greater article had it been published on Memorial
A beautiful story of a father/son relationship, and so happy you were able to
find your father's footsteps in Europe. Then to find the letters to your
mom. What a treasure! Thank you so much for sharing. It was very
emotional.(June -- you are totally correct.)
They truly were the greatest generation.
This story is tender and touches my heart. Why do we now whine? I am 81 years
old and I remember the stories of the war. I had a cousin die in the war. My
husband was in the war. He lost a brother, and a sister was also in the war. I
am proud to be an American. I am disappointed in those who do not respect the
memories of loyalty, the work ethic, and common sense. Freedom is not free. If
you live in this country and are grateful for what you have . . . stand up for
America. I am grateful to Ken for writing the story of his father. Thank you,
Ken, and thank you, dear Don Evans. God Bless our land.
Doug Robinson, thank you for this uplifting story.