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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Veterans Come in All Ages

...and so do heroes.

Vicksburg, Mississippi







10 comments:

Carole M. said...

well done Orion

biebkriebels said...

He was a brave boy, but sorry he had to live that life so young.

s.c said...

He was to young and must had no business there, but bullets don't make a distinguish as it is still today.

TexWisGirl said...

wow. as youngsters even in our day (and worse today) we have no idea what hard life is like.

Jo's World said...

The look on his face in that photo is just fearless. A handsome fellow with courage running over.

Thanks for reminding us of these youngsters who made a difference.

Jo

Jo's World said...

Because I love to always know more, just this. Orion lived to be 81 years old and recieved his medal of honor in his 50s!

Jo

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

That took a lot of courage and he well deserved that medal.

grammie g said...

Hi John...Hard to believe the courage and fortitude of a young fella of that age!!
Today...how things have changed, and not for the better per-say!!
Grace

Randy said...

Nice memorial. Oh and the bench says, "Please have a seat."

MarkD60 said...

they're still using child soldiers in Africa today.