Here is this week's question:
Q: In light of 11.11.11 and Veteran’s Day tell us about your favorite soldier and how he or she is saving the world. Fictional or real life.
Wow, what an awesome question this week! It took a lot of thinking before an answer dawned on me. Even though I know a few people in the military, I wouldn't call them my favorite soldier. However, that does not mean I don't like them, nor does it diminish what they do. In fact, it is quite the contrary. But, since this is Veterans Day, I feel that my choice is far more fitting.
My two choices -- because there is no way to choose one -- are my grandfathers, Harold and Glenn.
Harold served in the military for a number of years. My mother said that he was a tail gunner in WWII. He was stationed in Colorado before my mother was born, so he was a few short hours from where I live currently! When my grandmother was in labor with my mother, he jumped the fence and risked court marshal just to be with her. His C.O. would not give him leave to be with my grandmother; however, after a few miscarriages and a stillbirth, he was going to be there. When he was threatened with a court marshal, he said, "Do what you have to do."
During the war, Glenn flew a desk. He wanted to be in a different position; however, his eyesight kept him out of battle. Sadly, I don't know much about Glenn. He died when I was very small, and it hurts my father to talk about him.
A shout out to all the men and women who are serving and have served our country! It is an amazing thing you do, and I admire your courage and dedication! Thank you!