From my family to yours, wishing you a Happy Memorial Day of fond remembrances, and a celebration of life with those United States Military Veterans in your family and circle of friends still living.
Picture: United States Marine Corp and United States Army have an "in-law family get
together" not that far from the front lines of Korea, circa Spring of 1951.
Moments after this picture was taken, snipers attacked the compound, and the
WWII retread on the right took to the hills and within a few minutes of the
attack commencing, personally eliminated the threat with extreme
professionalism as if he was back in Okinawa. The motivation? The Marine
to the left had brought his Army Sgt. brother-in-law a beer, and the first
casualty was...you guessed it, the one thing you don't mess with after
months of going without. Right as the Sgt. cracked open the beer,
'ka-pow!' "They shot my beer!"
And the rest is history.
Happy Memorial Day!