About a year ago, my nephew Trevor and I took my dad, Frank, a World War II veteran, out to see an EA17 World War II Bomber. My dad had served as a tail gunner on a B17.
While we toured the plane, Dad began telling us stories of his experiences. As he spoke, two people nearby drew closer so that they could listen to what he was saying. Soon, the group of two became a small group of many gathered around my father as he reminisced.
Inspired by my dad, two other men began sharing more war stories and talking about the different events that had happened to them during the war.
There was a lady standing in the group listening to these veterans talk. She was awestruck at their conversations and turned to me and said, "my goodness, this man is a hero! Do you know this man?"
I stammered, "well, yea! He's -- He's my dad," and gesturing toward my nephew, Trevor, "and he's his Grandpa." All of a sudden, I was the one standing there awestruck as this woman recognized the heroic service of my father.
I don't remember a time in my life where I was ever more proud of my dad. It made me realize that my dad is and always has been MY hero.
Submitted by Anonymous
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