Monday, May 28, 2018

Sacrifice


Spending Memorial Day at our Grandparents home in Iowa has meant a lot to us over the years. Our Grandpa was on the very front lines during the Korean War every once in a while he would share a few stories of his time over there that made us realize just how amazing it was that he came home.


// He was relieved from his shift at an outpost then 1 hour later the replacement was captured by enemy soldiers //

// He was shot at by a sniper but was knocked down by a fellow soldier before being hit //

// A mortar flew into their bunker but never went off //

// He faced intense combat and was unharmed //


// Korean Memorial 2003 //
Fun fact - when Grandpa was overseas Grandma would write him a letter every single day.

Our men and women in uniform sacrifice more than we will ever know for our freedom and safety. Next time you see a veteran or someone currently serving make sure to say Thank You!!


"May we never forget that FREEDOM is not free."

"Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends."
John 15:13

3 comments:

Shonda Johnston said...

Wow! God was most certainly keeping your grandfather safe. Thank you to all men and women who play a part in keeping our country safe!!

bluegrass banjo picker said...

Thanks for sharing!

My grandpa (on my dad's side), Kenneth Lucian Myers Sr., served as a Lt. Colonel in World War II. He was with some of the US troops fighting against Germany. He was wounded in the leg by shrapnel from a German artillery shell. He was also in Ireland at one point. He was born Nov. 23, 1912, in Broken Bow, NE and died Nov. 25, 1972 in Wichita, KS. He had seven children with his wife, Ellen (Cremer) Myers: Ken Jr.(deceased), Edwin (my dad), Karen, Mark, Christie, John and Becky.

Ken left a great legacy for all of us. We will never forget his sacrifice.

bluegrass banjo picker said...

Ken also earned the Purple Heart.