After 93 years of living, my grandpa has passed on today. He like so many WWII Vets are vanishing everyday.
He served in the Pacific with the 7th Fleet as a 20mm Anti-Aircraft gunner for the U.S.N.. He started out in Guadalcanal and made his last invasion at Okinawa. Somehow, after being in heavy combat for years, he was never wounded! He told me things about the Pacific and its Hell. I'm sure i only heard 1/1000th of his trials and tribulations from '42-'45.
I will miss him.