This handsome sailor is my dad
He is a veteran of World War II
He went into the Navy before he finished high school
When my daughter was in college, her major was History, with a specialty in the WWII era.
She kept a copy of this picture in a frame. A lot of her friends wanted to know if they could get introduced to the cute guy.
How cool is that?
A few years ago we took my folks with us to do an art show in Springfield, MO. My dad was sitting in our booth, wearing his WWII Vet baseball cap.
A couple of young men were walking down the street and stopped to talk with him, thanking him for his service.
I can't speak for my dad, but for me just to hear that exchange was an amazing experience.
Just an individual part of what Tom Brokaw calls The Greatest Generation