MILWAUKEE — Memorial Day is all about remembering and honoring those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, and a World War II veteran was honored in a very special way on Saturday, May 25. 269 more words
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At eighteen, you’re immortal.
On the radio last week, I heard a World War II veteran reminiscing about the briefing before D-Day. When they were warned that only one out of three soldiers would make it back, he recalled, every man in the room looked at the men on either side of him and said to himself, “You poor bastards.” 1,158 more words
My dad Chester Pyzik saw combat action in nearly every major World War II battle in the Pacific, from Operation Galvanic in the Gilbert and Marshall Islands campaign to Iwo Jima, all the way to the Japanese surrender at Toyko Bay. 648 more words