Monday, November 12, 2012

Honoring a very special Veteran in my life...

My father
Lt. Colonel Harvey W. Fritz

My dad served our country in the pacific during WWII as a young Lt. in the Airforce. Later he served two tours of duty in Korea as a Major where he earned a Bronze Star. He served a total of 25 years in Airforce retiring a Lt. Colonel, a rank he
was proud of his entire life. He did so much more, but today I'm honoring his selfless service for our country.

My grandparents proudly hung their three blue stars in their front window representing their
three sons who served during WWII. My father in the pacific, my uncle Carl as an army core engineer during the German invasion and my Uncle Bill as special attache in the United States. My grandparents were childhood immigrants from Germany who made it their mission to be Americans and raise their four sons
as Americans.

Of all of my father's accomplishments, and they were many, his service for our country in both WWII and Korea would be what he considered his most notable. In his later years he constantly talked about it.

I am so grateful for my family's service and all the other brave and selfless men and women who have served our country and protected our freedom!

1 comment:

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