A Great Man
I have set and read about the men and the questions ask about war, medals,documents, and general information on the site. I love to read about this history. I have a story about a great man in my life too.....My Father....
Rev. Robert A. Glasspoole...Papa started in this war as a seventeen year old husband. Was handed a"first-aid" manuel and wore the title of U.S.Medic....Papa was in the 34th & 85th Infantry....Campaingns were inCassablanca, Florence,Naples, and Sicily...Papa has recieved 3 Bronze
Stars, Medal of Honor, Presidential Unit Citation, Croix de Gueere, and 5 Purple Hearts....He was wounded and left in a wheat field for seven days...took for dead until a large lizard went under his helment. The two men that were picking up the dead that day, had broke for supper, when one of the men noticed that my Papa had moved. Stated to the other gentleman, "that dead man's alive". Took Papa to Naples hospital. I never caught the name of either of this gentlemen but, I thank God for them, otherwise i wouldn't be here to tell the story...I have put on several talks to the schools on WWII, and take my Papa's footlocker, filled with documents, and treasures. I try and show that this was like no other war, to the children that now days think war is about TV cameras, and email....this war was about not knowing anything about your loveone for months. Then to recieve a "letter" with so many "cut-outs" you only knew that they were still alive..( at least at the time they wrote the letter).... you would go to the local movie-house and pray that the "newsreel" showed your loveone...GOD took care of our soldiers then, as now, because of praying "people back home"....there is more to my story but now enough space. Just wanted to give credit and Honor to the Soldiers of World War II...God Bless You All and THANK YOU.....Tina Glasspoole