Thanks

I’d like to take a second to say “thanks” to all of our Veterans – especially my great-granfather, Abe Wunsh. Granpa (that’s how you say it in the North) Abe passed about 4 year ago, but not before he shared some stories from serving in WWII. Here are a few highlights:

He got shot in the middle of a battle while using a latrine, he felt something sting, but didn’t realize he had taken a shot to the butt. 25 years later, they found the bullet in his rear during an x-ray for another surgery.

Granpa Abe and another man in his division comandeered a German truck, but when more allied troops found them, they were arrested for a few hours until they could prove they were American.

He was once in a fox hole and had a German mortar fall at his feet, only it didn’t explode.

My Grandfather spoke “Jewish German,” and he actually came into Germany a few weeks after American troops liberated Jews from the Concentration camps. He spoke with many of the men who had been in the camps and heard the stories from them of what happened in the camps… he wouldn’t dare repeat any of them to us.

Today, I get to share those stories with you without any perspective on what it was like to be there in those times, serving his nation like he did. I’m so proud of him and the countless others who have sacrificed for us to have our freedom.

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One thought on “Thanks

  1. In America, we enjoy the freedom of giving half our income to the government through various forms of taxes. We have the freedom to participate in a Ponzi scheme known as Social Security. We have the freedom to vote for the president. Unlike the voters of Iraq under Saddam Hussein, who only had one choice for president, we have two choices! We have the freedom to choose between Republican-led big government programs and Democrat-led big government programs. We have the freedom to use government-controlled money, which loses value every year. We have the freedom to subsidize the poltically-connected agricultural, automotive, and banking industries. We have the freedom of sending children through the compusory government-run education system, and then pay for job training for those that get through 12 years of schooling and still don’t know how to do anything. We have the freedom to own guns, provided that said gun is approved by the government and we pass the government-mandated background check. If we get the appropriate permits and stand in then proper free-speech zone, we have the freedom to protest.

    Thanks to all the veterans that defended these freedoms and kept them from being taken away!

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