Military Monday: Alphonso Thornton Jr. Holds 18 Battle Stars

I’m so proud of my “Papa” as we always called him.  He saw so much action by the time he was 20, but it was that way with many men during WWII.  I can’t imagine what a stressful time this must have been for his mother, having four sons all gone to war at the same time.  Thankfully, they all came home!

Here he is on the left, with a friend.  I really wish that I had a picture of all 4 brothers together.  I wonder if they took one after the war.

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  • Andrea - December 14, 2010 - 1:59 pm

    I had never seen that article before! I am so proud of him too and it is so amazing what that whole generation of men and women did for this world! Thanks to all that serve!ReplyCancel

  • Jen - December 14, 2010 - 4:07 pm

    Isn’t it a great article? Dad has it. I want to find out more about his brothers’ service now. :) ReplyCancel

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