Thursday, August 16, 2012

366 Project - Day 229 - "For John"


August 16, 2012 - "For John"

Today would have been my stepfather's 88th birthday.

He was the most wonderful, loving, kind-hearted man you could ever hope to meet. He was extremely attached to my children - especially my son, who absolutely adored him.

He was a Sargent in the United States Army 296th Combat Engineer Battalion during WWII. He took part in the D-Day invasion and the Battle of the Bulge. Today's photo is of the title page of the book "Bridge to Berlin", which is a history of his Battalion during the war.

Sadly, it has been over nine years since his passing. I miss him and think of him every day. Every time someone does or says something that bothers me, I hear his voice in my head, saying "What do you expect from a pig but a grunt!?!".

So... today's post is in honor of my stepfather - Sgt. John. H. Waterhouse.

We all love and miss you, John!

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