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- Aug 1, 2009
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Sure glad to see you, Sarge. Life keeps chugging along! You're not the only one who limited their NFL involvement, although not nearly as much as you. Sundays with the kids was far more important.Still going is it? Hey guys! Glad to see the old gang is here and I hope you had a meaningful Memorial Day. Sorry I haven't been around much the past few years. It's been a long climb back from losing Mrs Sarge at the end of 2012, and raising a little Mini Me Mrs Sarge has kept me busy. She's 15 now but has the social schedule of someone that has a drivers license, only she doesn't have a license. And frankly, with the current state of the NFL, I haven't even watched a game in a season and a half. All those POS's can kneel or do what they want, but I don't have to watch it or help support their lifestyle. Not tuning into football kinda makes going to a football message board kinds moot.
So, how has everyone been? Let me know what's going on. Who knows, after Little Sarge is out the door, I might have a little more time to visit. Take care guys!
He served under Patton against the Afrika Korps? Wow. That's upper-tier greatest generation IMO. I find it fascinating that every one of the millions of heroes who arose in that one era (!) never thought of themselves that way, not during or after. It had to be done, so they did it. (damn good thing it wasn't on me and my borderline Boomer/Gen X contemporaries; we'd all be sprecken zie deutsch right now)Thanks for the post brother! I often tell people, there are countless ways to serve. If you or a relative have taught, coached, been in law enforcement, served as a healthcare provider, been a first responder, or volunteered in any capacity - you have absolutely 'served'. One regret in my life - I know next to nothing about my grandfather (my Dad's father). He divorced my Dad's mom when my Dad was just a little kid but went on to serve in WW2 in Patton's tank brigade in North Africa, Sicily, and France. He survived the war, only to come home and contract polio the same year he returned. He died soon thereafter. My Dad was only 10 years old and suffered from that void his whole life.
Amen brother. I lost my Pops (Grandpa who raised me) 13 years 11 months ago and I have a hard time with it to this day. I bet you feel something like that with your Dad gone. In my case doing a hitch wouldn't have been following in anyone's footsteps, but I know it would have taught me discipline and mental toughness that would have likely eliminated many of the behavioral issues that tripped me up and held me back for so many of my prime adult years. I don't regret not serving...but I do consider it a missed opportunity. Cheers brother.Well, it was the same pilgrimage I've taken every year since my father passed away 10 years ago for me and my family today. On Memorial Day every year, we pack up the Excursion and head down to Arlington National Cemetery where we visit my father, then meander our way around the cemetery to recognize the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice.
My oldest is now starting to get it...with his very limited 7 year old understanding. He's just proud to know his paca (grandfather) was a Marine. Like you Dude, I wish I'd served in the US Marine like my father before me.
Here my kids sit before his remains. I will make sure they know him, and understand why we honor those who gave all for us.
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And oh yeah...miss you Sarge!
Wow - thanks for sharing that - pretty amazing stuff. They both sound like incredible men. And there are probably hundreds of thousands of those kinds of family stories out there.My great Uncle Joe died in Italy so I never got to meet him, My great uncle Charlie was a major influence in my life, here is the news story that ran after he passed. its kind of sad, he served as a scout/sniper right up until they reached germany, he was a funny little guy who always helped anyone who asked.