Happy Veterans Day, Dad
This is my dad, Hugh Mires, in 1942. He was drafted into the United States Army and served until October 1945. He served in the Army Air Corps, the precursor to the Air Force, in China and India. He worked on and fueled airplanes that made bombing runs over Japan.
Dad is now 92 and still lives on the farm. He never really made a big deal about his military service and talked about it very little.
Last November, he was able to go on an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. He had a wonderful time visiting the memorials. Below is a group photo at the Vietnam Memorial. I can’t say enough about this wonderful organization and how they made my dad feel like a true hero.
I think he enjoyed most of all being with other veterans. It must have reminded him of when he left home in 1942 and joined up with a bunch of other fellas he’d never met before to travel a long distance to serve their country.
Happy Veterans Day, Dad.