June 9, 1944 Continue reading “D-Day +3”
Good morning! Come on in and put your feet up; the coffee’s fresh and hot and strong. Continue reading “Saturday Morning Coffee”
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I decided tonight before bed to read a few pages of your book in honor of DDay and Mr Tom. That was 2 hours ago and I just finished. Well done, sir. A real gem of a man captured in a treasure of a book. Thanks for sharing his story. Now to bed for real!
On this day 75 years ago, my friend Mr Tom assisted the D-Day invasions on the Meredith, a ship so new the paint was still wet. Before their mission ended, the Meredith was torn in two and scuttled in the English Channel.
Read more about Mr Tom’s D-Day experience and eventful life in my short story, “Stories in the End”, available on Amazon.
Yesterday was the anniversary of D-Day; the first in over a decade I didn’t sit around Mr. Tom’s kitchen table and listen to him reminisce about the events of those days, particularly about a few of the men lost from his ship. So, I remembered for him.
My friend and grandfather Mr Tom passed on earlier today. He will be greatly missed as he was greatly loved.
This photo was taken at (and by) Tryon Palace on Pearl Harbor Day, where he was the guest of honor. It may be one of my favorite pictures of him.
Before you now appears the militia of Christ’s triumph.
Tom Poole: 1918-2017, USN (Ret), WWII veteran of Pearl Harbor and D-Day, the greatest man I have ever known.