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February 18th, 2012   #191
BritinAfrica
 
 
I don't know what happened to my granddads medals from WW1, I wish I did.

They were made of different stuff in those days. My granddad was only 4 feet 11 inches tall, but he'd fight anyone no matter how big they were. Maybe it's because he was Irish. I think his rifle with bayonet fixed was taller then he was.


I try to be the man my dog thinks I am.

Last edited by BritinAfrica; February 18th, 2012 at 14:20..
 
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February 19th, 2012   #192
Trooper1854
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BritinAfrica
They were made of different stuff in those days.
Too true!
Though Walter had a proper prosthetic leg made for him, he prefered to use the peg leg instead, especially when gardening, he would use it as a seed drill!
He worked untill 70. He was given a job as a signal man with the railways after loosing his leg.
Nothing would hold him back.


Sempre in merda profundum
 
February 20th, 2012   #193
BritinAfrica
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trooper1854
Too true!
Though Walter had a proper prosthetic leg made for him, he prefered to use the peg leg instead, especially when gardening, he would use it as a seed drill!
He worked untill 70. He was given a job as a signal man with the railways after loosing his leg.
Nothing would hold him back.
My granddad lost his sense of smell when he was gassed in the trenches. In his shed in the garden he thought he had a can of paraffin to help light his pot belly stove. He poured a bit on the wood and lit it, WOOOFFFF, it was a can of petrol! He came out of the shed with singed eyebrows cursing and swearing, but because people couldn't help but laugh it made him even more annoyed. He was one hell of a character.

He died well into his 80's when I was 17, I still miss him today.

Last edited by BritinAfrica; February 20th, 2012 at 07:08..
 
February 23rd, 2012   #194
cdwoods
 
 
US ARMY:

Legion of Merit x 1
Bronze Star x 1
Meritorious Service Medal x 3
Army Commendation Medal x 6
Army Achievement Medal x 3
Good Conduct Medal x 3
Army of Occupation Medal x 1 (Berlin)
National Defense Service Medal x 3

Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal x 1
War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal x 1
War on Terrorism Service Medal x 1
NATO IFOR Medal x 1
Non Commissioned Officer Professional Development Medal x 2
Army Service Medal x 1
Army Overseas Medal x 4 (Germany)
Expert Infantry Badge (EIB)
Order of Military Medical Merit (O2M3)

Retired CW4 now
 



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