I LIKE MEETING OLD VETERANS

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I LIKE MEETING OLD VETERANS

Post by Ben Dover » Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:38 am

HARRY TRUNDY was in the bed across from me in the recovery ward at Ft Devens Army Hospital. He was 74 at the time and retired Army. His last assignment was as NCOIC of the PX system at Ft Monmouth. He had altered his records and the Army caught up with him at age 65. He was a fiesty old sergeant.
His claim to fame was General Persing personally putting him on KP as the General discovered him asleep on his horse. Harry had been on mounted guard duty for 24 hours straight without relief. This was 1916, his unit was in Mexico after Pancho Villa. He also served on the Burma Road in WWII.
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Re: I LIKE MEETING OLD VETERANS

Post by Mark Jesic » Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:01 am

Those heroes who served in Burma went through absolute hell. I visited the graveyard of the fallen in Thailand, all those young lads, a lot of them teenagers, you came out in tears. We will never forget.

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