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Heroes

Posted August 6th, 2011 at 12:34 PM by Sylvano the Wasabus
I was in the drug store yesterday waiting for a prescription (son has a nasty ear infection) when this old man with a cane came up behind me. He was very talkative- his name was Frank, short for Francis, but he liked Frank better. He was 92 years old and in World War 2 he had landed on the shores of Normandy amid heavy fire and then was a part of freeing Holland. He took two wounds.

Anyway Frank was saying that everyone asks him what the war was like and that everyone thinks that itís like they show it in the movies. He said in reality it was nothing like that, and that in the movies there are all these heroes but in actuality there were no heroes. It was just regular people getting through something much bigger than themselves. He said the ones who went crazy were the ones who won the Victoria Cross and the Medal of Honour.

I have a hero, though I didnít realize it for a long time. His name was Arnold Walker and he was my uncle. He died when...
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