Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Band of Brothers - Dave's Midwestern Ohio Memories

A Series of Guest Blogs by an out-of-state Fish Report reader originally from this area about fond memories of growing up in Midwestern Ohio during the 50’s & 60’s

Band of Brothers

My uncle Gene and his six brothers were honored recently with a commemorative brick in the newly dedicated Veterans Memorial Park in Sun City, Florida, where uncle Gene lives and my uncle Tony is buried.

The brick shown below in a larger photo, recognized the seven brothers for their services during WWII and the Korean War.

                          Pat                      Lindy                Gene         Jerry            Hank        Tony             Ed

Three of uncle Tony’s grown children were able to also attend the dedication and are pictured below with uncle Gene.

         Karen                                  Gene                              Steve                                 Ken

This is a blow-up of the framed newspaper article about the brothers (and one brother-in-law) shown in the photo.

Here are some previous tributes to our greatest generation:

Most read blogpost about Okinawa veteran Vernie Hoying:

Veterans Day 2015:

Rosie The Riveter:

Even though I’ve written many times about my uncles who served in the armed forces, our gratitude can never be expressed adequately enough to atone for the sacrifices they and all veterans have made to fight for the cherished freedom we all enjoy.


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