I have my own city and Memorial Day Memories
On Memorial Day, I remember my Great Uncle Mose F. Cox who served in WWII. I always remember that he was the only person who could out shoot me with my own bb gun as a kid. He never would talk much about the war. He island hopped in the pacific. The only story he would tell was about the time he got his fox hole partner a Purple Heart. They were dug in on a beach for the night and Uncle Mose took the first watch of the night. When it was time to change the watch he woke up his fox hole mate and he sat down to go to sleep. His buddy kept falling asleep. Uncle Mose said that after waking him up three times when he went to sleep the fourth time Uncle Mose pushed his rifle up over the edge of the fox hole and fired of a couple of rounds. One of the ejected shells fell down his buddies shirt and burned him and it got infected and he had to be treated for the injury and he got a Purple Heart. Uncle Mose got a Purple Heart as well when he was hit with shrapnel from a grenade. Those are the only two stories that he would tell. I am thankful for all the Men and Women who serve and have served our country to make it what it is today. Happy Memorial Day!