prune picker

This is the blog of a prune picker. (Native born Californian) Retired oilfield. I am an old man. (91) I blog a lot about my body and getting old. As I approach death life gets more interesting. More interesting is not good. I still drive. I attend sports, music, and civic events. I am writing my memoirs. I attend swim class three times a week. Some of my blogs might be interesting. A lot of my blogs are silly and trivial. None are very long.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The American Cemetery

Yesterday I visited The American Cemetery in Normandy. I was impressed to learn that the ground that the cemetery is on is American soil. The French Government gave the land to America and it is administered by an agency of the US Government. The cemetery only holds 30 per cent of our casualties, as the heirs of 70 per cent elected for burial at home in America.

 The photographer got in the picture again.





The area in the Pacific where I was wounded during WW II was depicted in the monument at the cemetery. I was wounded on Peleliu Island. It is shown in the center of the picture below. 





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