Kakoda Trail in Papua New Guinea. Captured and tortured by the Japanese. He somehow managed to make it back home to his wife and 3 children.
Mental and Physical illness plagued him for the remainer of his life.
He was my father and I was born long after his return .....
He was an American Marine wounded and awarded the Purple Heart in the Vietnam War. He almost lost his arm in action. And still has shrapnel encased in his chest. He spent time in Japanese and American hospitals. He also, retains the Mental and Physical effects of war.
He is my husband.
On the 25th April, Australia Remembers the gallant hero's. Those valliant men and women who sacrificed themselves so that we, may live in peace and security.
This year that day fall's on a Sunday. It will begin with a dawn service and a march through the streets of every City and Town. Monday will be a National Holiday of rememberance.
The Ode To The Fallen:
They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weiry them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning.
WE SHALL REMEMBER THE THEM...
LEST WE FORGET...
"Vigil" Pre-dawn Memorial Service Held Yearly In Commemoration.
The Eternal Flame Burn's
Ray Pictured This Morning With The Fresh Floral Tributes. He will take part in the honourable march with all the other Vietnam Veterans. I take part to remember my father (Second World War) and grandfather (First World War).
25th April 2010 ANZAC DAY REMEMBERED..
John 15:13. "Greater Love Hath No Man, Than He Lay Down His Life For His Brother."