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Monday







To all those who have lost their friends, family and loved ones who have served,

long ago, yesterday and today,

my heart is with you.


 





































Ray Appelt
1924-2011

U.S. Army Veteran WWII
Company F    222nd  Infantry     42nd  Division 
Rainbow Division

Two Purple Hearts
Bronze Star
Combat Infantry Medal

Injured severely in The Battle of the Bulge
discharged honorably and sent home to recover
where he continued to serve as a Veteran



~

Thank you Dad.

you did leave a legacy to care for others.

i do miss you.


~


13 comments:

  1. Nice to see those old B&W pics especially the ones in uniform.

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  2. What a beautiful tribute to your dad.

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  3. Such a nice tribute to a brave and honorable Veteran and your Dear Father.

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  4. What a wonderful post, and a great big thanks to your Dad for his service!

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  5. The old photos are a treasure, you have a hero in your dad. God bless!

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  6. What a delightful remembrance on Memorial day!

    Blessings and Bear hugs!
    Bears Noting
    Life in the Urban Forest (poetry)

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  7. Thank you for this tribute and for his service to us all ...... And for all his family gave for him to serve......

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  8. What a great tribute to your dad and I love, love the pictures! My dad was a Korean War veteran and my hubby is a Vietnam veteran so Memorial Day is always meaningful to me. :)

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  9. omgosh...TWO purple hearts!!! We had the most wonderful little Memorial Day...at the little cemetary where my dad is buried the American Legion has a little service for all the veterens buried there. Almost all the participants are over 80 years old and mostly from WWII...they are just so sweet...my dad has the honor of being the first one buried by the flag pole...a new section they opened for veterens and their families starting on 11-2011. Thank you to your Dad..my Dad and all the veterens that help keep our country free!

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  10. He must have been quite a guy. Very lovely tribute. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  11. nice clip, amazingly preserve old pictures it does take you back in time.



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