I can’t even imagine the hardships our troops endured during the great wars of 1 and 11 and their struggles to survive. Not putting down today’s modern military, but sleeping in a foxhole, or in the jungle with just an M-1 rifle and facing hand to hand combat is a lot different than being miles behind enemy lines while a missile is being launched hundreds of miles away toward the enemy.
Can you imagine jumping off a landing craft, jumping into the water to get to shore, and knowing your chances of landing on the beach amidst machine gun fire alive is slim to none? Or being a tail gunner in a slower moving bomber while facing enemy fire from aircraft; a sitting duck.
There are very few veterans remaining from these two wars; unfortunately many generations will never know their pain nor their pride in serving and giving all for their country.
To ALL who served our country, I give my utmost gratitude for your sacrifice and service. May God Bless you from a grateful country.