So how much time has passed. So now we are introduced to modern warfare and war weary populations during the 1920's, the stage being set for a subsequent and even greater conflict in the years to come. Today I don't think that there are any surviving vets from this conflict. I had an uncle that served as a Navy cook during the war and told me a tale or two. Did any of you have any family members that shared with you that portion of their lives during that period?
My grandfather was a prisoner of war during WW1. He flatly refused to to talk about it at all.
Thanks for your contribution, John. I knew many vets that did not have a great deal to say about their participation in these conflicts.
I was just thinking what a great contrast he was to my father who would go into his experiences in WW2 in minute detail!
My Dad served in Korea (as a mule skinner, driving a team of mules pulling wagons to start, then a truck driver!).
Only once did he ever talk about it, and then not for long before emotion overcame him and he went quiet. Too many very bad memories.
Yup, I'm afraid my father served most of the war in Britain only seeing active service on the Mulberry harbours for a very short time with plenty of excitement and not much time for thinking in that short time.
Before my Dad got very sick we asked him if we could take him to the Korean War memorial in D.C.? He said too that he could not bear the great sorrow he would feel for those that were lost in the War. He never went. As a side note when he returned to the states after the war in the fifties he was not accepted for enrollment in the VFW. Their excuse was that the Korean War was at best a conflict and at worst a police action and did not qualify as a prerequisite for membership in their organization. WOW!
Definitely, World War II was seen as the glory war and for good reason. However, there were many psychological, mental, and emotional casualities as a result of World War II which was seldom mentioned, let alone discussed. Soldiers who endured such casualities were viewed as "losers" and were told to "toughen up". However, with the VietNam War, there was greater acceptance of the psychosocial effects of war. It seems that there is war of some kind or another. As one of the movie characters stated, "War is always."
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