My Dad The Soldier

true war stories

Years before I was born. Uncle Sam sent my dad to Germany. He was there for two years. A soldier so far a away from his family and home. I often wonder how he felt. Was he afraid, home sick or lonely.? I'm sure he felt all these and more.. Daddy was a tank driver in WW11.. He told us so many stories. Some so incredible I just knew angels had to have been there watching over him.

My dad told of the many times he came so close to loosing his life. Once after driving a tank for several days, It was time to change drivers so my dad could get some sleep. He had just fallen to sleep.The tank was attacked by the Germans. The soldier who had just taken my dads place was killed instantly when the hatch closed suddenly from the attack, severing the young soldier's head, Was it fate or was God's hand in it?

One night my dads unit walked into a previous battle zone. Dead bodies of German soldiers were every where..Some lay frozen in the new fallen snow. Some of the German soldiers fingers were missing, cut off just to steel the rings.from their cold, stiff fingers

The best story I have saved for last.My dads unit was out numbered and surrounded by the enemy. My dad just knew he was going to die, there was no way out, gun fire was coming from every direction. Dad could see in his desperate state of mind, his wife and four kids.His heart was pounding while American soldiers fell to their death all around him. Without a thought my dad took off running, Running not knowing where he was going. The farther he ran ,the less he could hear the shooting, Finally quite, No gun shots heard. He had escaped. Before he could catch his breath my dad heard a commotion behind him ,he looked back, There stood three fellow soldiers.They had took off running right behind dad, Because of my dads action and bravery, Not only did he save his own life, but three other lives. For this my dad received the Medal of Heroism.










































































































The best story I have saved for last.My dads platoon was out numbered and surrounded by the enemy. My dad just knew he was going to die, there was no way out, gun fire was coming from every direction. Dad could see in his confused state of mind, his wife and four kids,his heart was pounding while American soldiers fell to their death all around him. Without a thought my dad took off running, running not knowing where he was going. The farther he tan ,the less he could hear the shooting, finally quite, no gun shots heard. He had escaped. To my dad heard a comotion, behind him were three soldiers who took off running right behind dad, Because of my dads act of bravery, he not only saved his own life, buut the lives of three others. For this my dad was awardes

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