A Memorial Day Tribute

Honoring the men and women who’ve put their lives on the line to help insure our freedom, liberty, and way of life. My father-in-law was a TEC 3 with the U.S. Army during World War II serving in Asia.

As a photographer very familiar with the film era it astounded me to hear him tell the story of how film was developed while in the field. At night he developed film in his helmet!! Somehow it turned out. Somehow he managed to keep the processed film with him. Somehow prints were made from the black & white negatives. Somehow this attached photograph of him standing on a hillside survived.

Most importantly he survived to tell this story and many more during the course of his life. His wife Pat passed away in 2001 and he died in 2006. Two more of the “Greatest Generation” passing on.

For these past 5 years Jeanette and I have decorated their headstone at Fort Logan National Cemetery honoring them and his service. I’m sure many of you do the same for family members, friends, and perhaps people you never knew.

  • matthew - Thanks for posting this! It is a great story and photograph. It is nice to remember

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