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My Dad, My Hero

My dad, Harold Gividen, was a young B-17 Bomber pilot during WWII.  I know for many of you, WWII seems so long ago, but I was raised hearing stories about the war from my dad.  I always felt so proud of him and the sacrifices he made for our freedom.


Tomorrow marks the day my father's B-17 Bomber airplane was shot down during WWII.  Below is a short write up about this event.  

























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  1. I have so much respect for our soldiers who everyday fight for our freedom.. Your dad will be forever remembered.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. My heart is full of gratitude for him.

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  2. I'm always in awe of people who put their life on the line for our freedom. I think most of us would fight for freedom if forced to, but the people who volunteer, well they're a special breed.

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    1. I agree with you Trish...volunteers are a special breed. My Dad and my son both joined the Air Force because they knew it was the right thing for them. Happy Friday!

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  3. My dad was in the Air Force as well and I love hearing the many stories he has to tell. I'm sure you're very proud of your dad.

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    1. Men in uniform look so awesome! I remember the first time I saw a soldier salute my dad...pride, love, and gratitude filled my heart! Thanks, Mercy for visiting!

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  4. Holy Cow!!! That is amazing. I so appreciate everything our fathers did to keep our country safe. I also appreciate all the young boys have done and are now doing to keep us safe. Lets hope their efforts are not in vain.

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    1. I feel, that whenever our boys go to war against evil, it is never in vain! Whether a nation recognizes their efforts or not, that boy knows and his family knows a sacrifice was made and life has an opportunity to be better for others. Happy Friday Sweetie!

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  5. That's quite a story! Thanks for sharing :-)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Lisa! Hope your weekend is super!

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  6. wow. Our whole family thanks him for his service. You can be a proud daughter!

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    1. I am so grateful for families like yours!

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  7. Since I pre-date America entering into WWII, those days don't seem so long ago to me. They are part of my history. And while I was a child at the time, I remember enough bits and pieces to appreciate what it cost us to remain a free people and to have a deep, abiding love for those who gave it to us, then as well as now.

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    1. Patriotism is such a part of us isn't it. It's hard to put into words, but you and I understand how important freedom is and the price it takes to keep it. Sandy, thanks for your comment!

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  8. Your father was a hero and a blessing to all those who love freedom. I am always thankful for the sacrifices soliders and their families make.

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  9. What a very brave man, I know you are SO proud!!!!

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  10. Sometimes, I wish I had a dad I can be proud of :). I have so much respect for valorous men like your dad. His legacy will live on...

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  11. As Ginny stated, what a brave man and I see his bravery being revealed in his daughter.....what a treasure for you to have such truth of a man you call Father..Morning Becky Jane

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  12. A very interesting blog post. I really don't like war but do recognize the bravery of those involved. God was good to your father and his crew, may he be good to you his offspring too, Geoff.

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