So my friend lost her dad earlier this year and it been rough for her so we decided we to have lunch with her granddad . Well looking though all of the gun books her dad left me a I found this
Ended up being one of those scrap book deals you get in the military. I cleaned it up and we decided it would possibly be a good idea to give it to her granddad. He never really talked about his service much until I started coming by a few years ago when me and her dated so she thought I should give it to him. Honestly was a little concerned about what would happen but when I gave it to him , he was genuinely happy. He's 92 and lit of like a light.
He started going through it page by page talking about all the people he remembered , what training was like. Was actually super happy
Well then he just kind mentioned he got three bronze stars in Korea which surprised us and he went and pulled them out for use to see
Next thing you know he's pulling out photo albums and some of the absolute best quality black and white pictures ever and started showing us and talking all about Korea. Everything from the Dog on Base to calling in artillery to how they loaded shells...
I mean he even had the camera he took all these with
Spent probably five hours talking with him and trading army stories. It's crazy how its almost and 70 something year difference between our services and it's just like I'm talking to well ,any other guy who was in with me. He love comparing all what we did different.
Said " they gave us a M1a with 15rd what amount y'all ?"
I told him " well one M4 with one 30d mag in the gun seven on our vests so 210rd for a basic load out"
He just started laughing saying " Holy $&#@ ! One of you boy coulda held the whole line when them North KO reasons can down that mountain!!"
And boy when I showed him a paladin mobile artty piece you could have thought he saw a angle or something.
Asked if I could share some of the pictures with y'all and he said he'd be happy if I did so here we go lol.
It was fun to say the least.