Veterans Day Salute

My grandfather, Henry Ford Stiltz, lied about his age and joined the navy at the age of 16 to serve with his older brother in WWII. He was stationed on the USS Lexington when it was torpedoed in the Coral Sea by the Japanese Navy. He survived the sinking with a Medal of Commendation for saving fellow soldiers during the explosions, and went on to become both a State trooper and a Federal Game Warden. He was a proud patriot that gave me a foundation in conservative American values. He was a proud hard-working man that would help others but never ask for help in return. Thank you G-Pa for fighting for our freedom. I carry on your values so that your fight was not in vain.

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One response to “Veterans Day Salute

  • sage

    My Dad lied about his age to get into the Navy too in WWII. His obituairy said that he was the hardest working man in our area. He built each of his 6 kids a house. He was a Democrat.

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