Sunday, May 30, 2010


My Daddy served our country in WWII. He joined the Marine Corp at the age of 17. He served for three years in 5 major battles and was missing in action for 9 months. He contacted malaria and it weakened his heart. A heart attack took him from me when I was only 7 years old, he was 32.

This is a picture of my Daddy sitting in front of his barracks in New York City. I have had this picture for years. It sat on my dresser from the time he died until about 5 years ago I put it with his metals, his marine corp ring and the American flag in a flag box.

Now it hangs on my wall.

This is an ACEO that I created in Photoshop about 2 years ago. You can see the image of the photo that sat on my dresser in the background.

War is a horrible thing but necessary to keep our country free.
I would like to thank all who served and those who gave their lives to keep America Free.
God Bless America

I miss you Daddy


slommler said...

Hugs to you hun!
I miss my daddy too. He served as well.

Mollye said...

Thank you my friend for sharing your daddy with us.

Junibears said...

I think this is a lovely remembrance of your Daddy. Mine came through the war with just a shrapnel wound but I still lost him as my parents divorced after the war.
June xx

Mica said...

I love you gramma... from Bri

Mica said...

He was a wonderful daddy...I am sorry he passed when you were so young. I wish we could have known him. Every time I see him... I see Tony in his face... don't you...Love ya Mama..Mica

Coos River Dancing said...

That is so sad when a Dad isn't able to watch his little girl grow up and when a little girl doesn't have her Dad in her life to hug. You are such a strong and compassionate woman, Patti, that I'm sure your Dad was with you in spirit throughout your growing-up years. Wonderful tribute from a daughter!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing. You always seem to retell your memories wonderfully. I'm sure your father must know what a lady you've become.