Many, many people have been awarded the Medal of Honor for jumping on a grenade, but what then First Lieutenant Groberg did was extraordinary.
I was scanning my Dad's Hawaiian Album and these were all his friends. They all served in "I" Company of the 35th Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, Schofoeld Barracks, Hawaii in and around 1941. I'm posting these pictures in hopes that their kids and grandchildren are looking for them. Please leave me word in the comments if you made a connection. Good Luck.
My Dad was Walter J. Chamberlain Jr. He served in the Army from 1937 until 1967. In 1967 his division at Fort Carson was alerted for Vietnam. He said, “I got clipped in Italy and then again in Korea. Some Shave-Tail Butter Bar is going to get me killed in Vietnam”. So with 33 years service (including time in C.C.C.’s) he retired.
Arlington, Virginia was the home of General Robert E. Lee. In retribution for Lee leading the Army of Northern Virginia in rebellion against the Union General of the Army Winfield Scott ordered that Union dead be buried on the plantation. "So that is an internal reminder of Lee's treason.", said Scott. In 1882 The federal government finally designated Arlington has the National cemetery.
The Indiana National Guard was flying home from their deployment to Afghanistan. It's a long flight so everyone marched off to stretch their legs and pee. After the pit stop, everyone wanted to load up and the TSA determined that the soldiers needed to be screened for security. Ok, it was an international flight. It [...]
Let me tell you about my Dad. He's 90 years old today, in frail health and living his days out in a hospice.
The girl he married in 1945 visits him every day.