Revisiting Ancestors – Part 2

I started this here:

https://facingthefireswithin.wordpress.com/2017/07/20/revisiting-ancestors/

Both ancestors are uncles who served in WW2, one in the Army and one in the 8th Air Force.  Most mornings, I take my safety razor, brush and a large cup with soap gifted to me by a partner with ravens on it and shave one side for each uncle.  I had avoided their stories here, as I have chosen to stay more private but I have decided to share a little.  I chose them as they both fought the Nazis and, today, we face Facists in our own country and some even read this blog.  Here is a brief description of one:

  My one uncle who served in the 8th Air Force on a B-17  as a radio man. He was a teetotaler and turned down the scotch they gave them for the intelligence briefings and passed it to someone else. “And then we flew over Berlin…” He drank whiskey from that day forward and I got to introduce him to better scotch choices later in life. He was also a very gentle man and a great father to two daughters.
Remembering him and my other uncle as ones who stood when they must, helps center me.   There is another practice I am doing for that, but that will be another post.
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