(My Grandpa at Honor Flight in 2009)My Grandpa, who is my hero, served in WWII and SURVIVED (for 3 1/2 years) the Bataan Death March, along with other horrific events that no human being should ever have to endure. My Grandpa, and many other American POW's, thought that liberation was only a dream. He endured an 80 mile walk to a camp and somehow found the only Japanese solider willing to help him remove his appendix, instead of killing him right on the spot. If that doesn't say courage I do not know what does.
(L to R- Me, My Grandpa, my Grandma and My sister-Xmas 2009)Thank goodness he made it, because I wouldn't have wanted any other guy to be my Grandpa Dick. I love you Grandpa so much and I want to thank you so much for sacrificing your life for my freedom!! I will see you in a few days Grandp's!! Can't wait to see you!!!