Originally Posted by MVChiefFan
Oh man, those would be stories I could listen to for hours! I appreciate everyone who has served but those guys have a special place in my heart.
Yeah, my paternal grandpa's story isn't as harrowing, He served in the Aleutians, paved runways. But he also spent time on warships and watched them sink around him, and there were bombing raids. And he went a full stint 38-45
Amusingly his most lasting trauma was shitty rubber chicken. Never ate a chicken dish of any kind after service. Not a piece of KFC, not a chicken parmesan in the finest restaurant, not a chicken pot pie.