My Dad, my hero

Captain Joseph M. Zimel was a soldier in World War II. Some children say their fathers never talked about the war. My Dad talked about it all the time. I have his uniform, his medals, and a Japanese flag he brought back. He brought back his gun but my parents disposed of it after my sister got it out of its hiding place and pointed it at me. (It wasn’t loaded). My Dad was a member of the greatest generation, a self-made man who had to drop out of high school during the Depression to work with his Dad.  He later got his GED and completed a Bachelor’s degree. He was a free spirit and a very lovable character. 

To him and to all the other brave men and women who served our country, I think of you today. 

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7 responses to “My Dad, my hero”

  1. Sand Salt Moon says :

    sounds like a great guy and a nice looking man – you are fortunate to have had him for a father.

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  2. createarteveryday says :

    He does sound like a really wonderful guy, and has lots of joy in his smile. Thanks for sharing your story and photo. I enjoyed it. A good dad is priceless!

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  3. memadtwo says :

    Wonderful tribute.

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  4. Melba Christie at Poemattic says :

    Indeed they were the greatest generation. My father could not serve because of his heart condition but all my uncles and father-in-law did and I can tell you I know about their experiences because I asked. They never talked about the war. Handsome dad. May he rest in peace.

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