|February 18th, 2012|
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.
|February 19th, 2012|
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.
|February 20th, 2012|
He died well into his 80's when I was 17, I still miss him today.
|February 23rd, 2012|
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