Man What An Honor
I do security/first responder for a retirement home. Well, about 0600, I get a page, which means, someone needs my assistance. Well an elderly gentleman had fallen. He gotten up under his own power and he said he wasn't hurting, but he had a cut on his ear and I cleaned it up for him. Called his son, his son gets frantic, guess who calms his son down..yeap me.
Well I noticed a shadow box on his wall. He's well into his 70s-80s years old, and I see SGT chevrons, and then at the bottom, a Bronze Star....I asked him about what war, he told me World War II, and he told me how he got his Bronze Star, and I thought it was just an honor that he would share with me...a total stranger, his selfless actions. I just kneeled next to his bed as I listened....stopped packing my medical bag, and it was inspirational.
He got it at the famous Battle of the Bulge. He was with the 3rd Armored Divison. Just hearing about the bravery of him and the others around...brought a tear to my eye, and I got to go home in a better mood.
Thanks SGT Robert Smith.
Uncle Sam's Misguided Child
Graduate EMT School May 14th 2005
Report to Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, May 28th 2005