Sunday, December 6, 2009

PEARL HARBOR DAY REMEMBERED

These photos are just a few of the attack on Pearl Harbor




My Father was at Pearl Harbor serving as a United States marine at the tender age of 17 years old and fought in 5 major battles during WWII. He contacted malaira while overseas and that weakened his heart . After all he saw and went through during the war he had a heart attack and passed away at the age of 34 years old . I was lost my Daddy when I was only 7 years old.
My Daddy in his Marine Corp uniform. I had this picture in my room as a child and still it hangs on my wall along with all of his medals.

I miss my Daddy. There is so much I want to tell him and show him. He missed out on life. He missed out on watching me and my little brother grow up. He missed our graduations,our weddings, many birthdays and knowing his grandchildren. There are so many things I want to ask him and I think about how nice it would be to just sit and talk with him. I don't have many memories of him because I was so young but I do remember sitting on his lap in his big leather chair. He would help me tie my shoes and tell me stories. I dream of him now and then and we are always in that chair just talking. I was Daddy's girl and he used to tell me that I was never going to get married because he wanted me to stay home with him.

I miss you Daddy!

Please remember today all the soldiers that fought and died in this war.

God Bless America !

6 comments:

Vickie said...

Patti, he would have been proud of you! Ironically, Dec 7 is the anniversary of when my son-in-law was blown out of his striker. The days before are hard for him and he's very restless, especially in his sleep my daughter told me. We need to remember all those men that fought in that war and the sacrifices they made along with their families.

Poetic Artist said...

What a touching post..I know what it is like to miss your Daddy..I was blessed to have my around until I was in my twenties. We will always miss our Daddy.
Katelen

Beth Niquette said...

OH, my dear--I'm so sorry. One never gets over a loss like that. ((hugs)) My Daddy was in WW2, as well, only in Germany. He's old and frail now.

Oddly enough, I have always had the sense that Pearl Harbor happened in spring or summer--and in reality, it was winter.

Odd indeed.

slommler said...

My father served in WW11 as well. He was in the Navy and was blown out of his ship on two different occasions. He never talked about the war much. I lost him to a heart attack too! He was only 56 years old. At least he got to meet his grandson. He is missed. I salute all those who serve and sacrifice on our behalf! Touching tribute Patti
Hugs
SueAnn

A Dancing Mango said...

Patti, Bless your heart today. You certainly have a large link to Pearl Harbor.
I am so sorry you did not have a Daddy for long. I am hoping the memories you do have will be cherished and kept alive.

I also wanted you to know that
I AM HOSTING A GIVE A WAY FOR CHRISTMAS.
YOU MUST VISIT TODAY TO SEE THE DETAILS. THERE WILL BE TWO WINNERS!

Hugs, Darlene

Lyneen said...

thanks so much for sharing your story... I sad to hear your father left at such an early age... I am glad you have the memory of sitting on his lap in his big leather chair. THANKS for helping us remember those who fought for us what seems a life time ago. Having lived in Hawaii I know what Pearl Harbor means even if I wasn't born yet! TFS