Shelby was a true American hero who served in the European
Theater of World War Two. Shelby landed on the beaches of
Normandy, served under General Patton, and his later US Army
service included an assignment in 1950's Korea. Shelby was
a hero, a liberator, and beloved family member. He
passed away yesterday (2-15-00 ) and I feel a great loss in
my heart. I lost an uncle and America lost one of its
Born 1922 Died 2000
Photo: Iceland 1942
Uncle Porter was a
country boy who was called to service in the Pacific
Theater of World War Two. His stint in the US Army
during this hellish time is a testament to both his
dedication and grit. A great man who is missed by
those who knew and loved him. I was just a boy when
he departed this world, but the memories I have of
him will be with me always.
Born 1914 Died 1978
Photo: New Zealand
was paid for in American blood. Let us pause and
remember all of America's War Vets, both those who
came back and those who did not. All are heroes who
gave so that we could have.
Photo - Tuco's father
For those who serve: If I die before I wake.
three photos above are owned by Mosin Nagant Dot
Net. They can not be reproduced in any way
or means under US and International Copyright Laws.