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Veteran’s Day reflection: thanks grandfather

 Some pictures of the national WW1 monument in Kansas City and my grandfather’s memorial brick. Grandfather was a cook in the 80th Division. As the family story goes, he was in a foxhole with fellow soldiers and an artillery shell exploded nearby killing a number of Soldiers. His life was spared by the fact that he was wearing a backpack that had some hard biscuits in it which stopped the shrapnel before it reached his vital organs. This was prior to his marriage, and so our family tree is connected to this event.

National WW1 memorial and minument in KC

my grandfather's brick

my grandfather

close up of the brick

close up of the brick

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