A long time ago Far Guy lived across the street from a widow and her children, two boys and a girl. Their father was a hero…a war hero.
The war hero died in 1953. He received the Medal of Honor in 1945 for rescuing two of his fellow soldiers that were injured. He drug them to safety under heavy fire, he was wounded, his hip was shattered and his arm dangling..yet he never gave up.
It took 67 years to get a memorial in the cemetery to honor this man’s courage.
Finally May 18, 2012 a flag ceremony was held to dedicate the memorial.
The flag was handed to the hero’s daughter Charlotte.
She is the only living child, her brothers have both died.
You can read the Medal of Honor citation here.
Far Guy and I were both very good friends with one of the war hero’s sons Danny Hawks. If he were alive today I am sure he would have been pleased that the people of Park Rapids Minnesota finally gave credit where credit was due.
Thank you to all the soldiers who have fought for my freedom:)