Lately, I have been making daily rounds for someone to an “assisted living center”. At the elevator, I met an old man, hunched over with his walker, on his way to the dining room for dinner.
He was wearing a hat – 101st Airborne – Purple Heart – combat wounded.
I’m thinking – wow.
Band of Brothers.
The following short conversation ensued, with deference to Lex:
YHC = Your Humble Correspondent
YHC: – “Thank you for your service”.
101st: (seeing my Army Air Defense Artillery Hat) – “Thank you for your service”.
YHC: – (Thinking some have given more than others in their service) – “I’ll bet the Germany you saw was a bit different from the Germany I saw in the early 70s”
101st: “Yeah, in 1944 they really didn’t want us around”.