Veteran's Day

 11/11/2009

Today is Veteran day . A reminder for us to pray  for and give thanks to our soldiers serving our Country today and for all those that served before them.  Today I remember my Father who was a Veteran of  two wars  (WWII and Korean)    There were 6 Fahlgren boys total  that served in WWII.   My Father and 4 of his brothers served in the US Navy and 1 in the US Army.  5 of the brothers were Pearl Harbor survivors. My Dad being one of the them.   They  were stationed on the same ship.  The USS Vestal.  Which was docked along side the USS Arizona.  All survived the surprise attack that day   The Navy asked my Grandmother to christen a  US Navel battleship in gratitude for her children's service to this country.  I am extremely proud of my Dad and Uncles.  They were true hero's.  Only one of my uncles is still living.  He will be 90 on Dec 2nd.   God Bless you Uncle Ervin.

Soon after that the military did not allow siblings to be stationed together when  five  members of one family died.  Sullivan brothers were five siblings who were all killed in action during or shortly after the sinking of the light cruiser USS Juneau (CL-52), the vessel in which they all served, on 13 November 1942 in World War

    

 



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