Thursday, April 26, 2007

Flyboys of WWII: in Italy...


While in Italy every veteran from the last great war cherishes a visit to the American cemetery in Anzio or Florence. In the rain we found ourselves among the fallen at Anzio.
My grandfather had been an airman during the war. He was a member of the navy air corps, an ensign. He graduated from high school in 1938. Once an aviator, always an aviator. He was one of the first pilots in the history of the world in the 1930s!

4 comments:

floscarmeli said...

Nice tribute to a veteran thank you

CARL said...

HI JOHN. YUP WE ARE STILL HERE.....NICE OF YOU TO SEND THESE PICTURES, I THOUGHT THAT WAS YOUR MOM,AND I SAW LATER ON IT WAS.....GOING DOWN FOR BILLY AND ANDREA GRADUATION THIS MAY 11 FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS....THEN COME ON OVER, WILL GO ON THE PONTOON AND SOME BURGERS.......PRAYING FOR YOU JOHN........HOPE TO SEE YOUR MUM AT THE MARY PARADE......JESUS SAVES.......EVEN CARL

JPSonnen said...

carl, great to hear from you. you are a faithful christian who loves the holy writ. now we need your talent and faith in the universal church and so don't hesitate!

Anonymous said...

In a funny way it looks like he has steam coming out his ears! :)