According to statistics released by the Veteran’s Administration, our World War II vets are dying at a rate of 740 a day. This means there are approximately only 1.7 million veterans remaining of the 16 million who served our nation in World War II.
For the past few days my wife and I have been watching "Band of Brothers" again. The episode that deals with the Battle of the Bulge always gets to her because of the scenes of the wounded GI's. Her Uncle Mike was in Bastogne with the 82nd Airborne when he was seriously wounded by sharpnel. He survived the war. Unfortunately he died a few months before I met his niece in February of 1979. Here's to you Big Mike.