My grandfather on my father’s side, was Thomas Gray. He was an orphan and ran away from his foster home at age 15 and joined the US Calvary. On June 6th 1944 he stormed the beach-head of Normandy. Although I barely knew him as he died in 1991, his sacrifice helped free Europe from the evil of the Nazi’s and helped to stop one of the most horrific wars in history. His skill in battle also allowed him to survive some of the bloodiest battles in the war.
Thank you Grandpa Thomas for your sacrifice for me and for this country.