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Scott Hudson Column: My grandfather only cried twice in front of me

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When I reflect on Memorial Day, I think of the two times I saw my grandfather cry in front of me.

Lester Reed, known in my family as “Gran Gran,” was a simple man; he was a humble and caring man who was one of those we call a part of “the greatest generation.” He lived his childhood in the Great...

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  1. VERY MEANINGFUL AND TOUCHING WRITING…GRAN GRAN WAS A MEMBER OF THE FAMED 101ST SCREAMING EAGLE DIVISION….AUGUSTAN AMORY ROPER WAS ALSO AND JUMPED INTO THE BULGE NEVER TO COME HOME. PROUD OF ALL THOSE BOYS INCLUDING GRAN GRAN AND HIS BRONZE STAR AND PURPLE HEART. D

  2. Beautiful piece. As the son of parents who lived under five years of Nazi occupation I am particularly thoughtful of those who died fighting Hitler’s forces in that period of the war.
    * Incidentally – the way that reinforcements were thrown in to that battle reflected a sense of panic; kids were literally mobilized out of classroom in the USA and dumped into action.

  3. Scott, this is such a beautiful tribute to your Gran Gran…so thought provoking, thank you for sharing something so personal. Yes, your Gran Gran was definitely part of the Greatest Generation!

  4. Wow! Truly an outstanding memory from another member of the Greatest Generation. We are still lucky to still have our Dad from this horrific War but we are indebted to their great strength and fortitude to give us our freedoms today. RIP and thanks for your grandfathers service. He’s a true hero.

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