posted on Sep, 14 2011 @ 04:35 AM
Originally posted by Signals
My Grandfather in his prime, tough as nails, knew how to live off the land, also probably would be good at negotiating / bartering.
He was a tail gunner in a B-17 in WWII.
Mine is a miserable old bastard and we never could get along... But strangely, my answer is the same as yours. Mine was an Officer in the US army
during WWII. He was a big enough bad ass that Hitler ordered flyers about him be made and dropped from planes in Germany and France, calling him a
traitor ( My family is dutch). Yes, he kept one of those flyers.
He earned his bronze star and many other medals...Got lucky a few times to.
Told me of a time in France. He was in a tent going over a map with a lower ranked soldier. They were told to muddy their uniforms. Which meant to put
mud covering anything identifying him as a higher ranking soldier...
There were snipers all around... When he was in that tent a bullet came in, hit the other guy in the neck, out the other end and lodged it self in the
lining of my grandpas jacket.... Said he spend quit a bit of time on the ground, until the found the sniper and took him.
Has told me a story of running from a crashing plane. Shrapnel took out and killed the guy next to him....
Hmm...On second thought.... I dont want to be next to him when SHTF any more