I am so grateful for all of the armed men and women who have given their lives for this country.
Both of my grandfathers, who I mention below, were WWII vets. Unfortunately I do not know a whole lot about their time in the service. Neither of them talked about it.
Joseph W. Kielbasa
He was stationed in the Philippines and would have had to invade Japan if the bombs weren't dropped. I think my grandmother mentioned once that he never ate rice again after getting back.
Francis X. Smith
He was an ex-POW. In fact, he was captured twice and escaped once.
May they and all those who gave their lives to defend freedom rest in peace.
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