WWII veteran from Iowa Celebrates 100 Years
If you have a family member who served in WWII, you know just how common "near-death" experience stories are. Many of the brave Americans who served this country have shared their story.
It's important to remember these stories and to always be willing to listen. I was lucky enough to have a chat with Vernon Jacob Truemper earlier this year.
Vernon is proud to celebrate his life with his close family. As he gets closer to 101 he continues to share his message and stories.
According to the National WW2 Museum, there are only 170,000 WWII vets still Alive. It is important to hear their stories.
Vernon is actually my great-grandfather. I am so proud of my great-grandfather and am so blessed to still have him in my life. His story about his life always brings my family closer.
One story that always grabbed my attention as a kid is about how during a few different training missions my great-grandfather had a few close calls. One time this close call nearly took his life. He survived and had some choice words for the man who almost caused a major accident.
My great-grandfather always would laugh about this because he yelled at a superior officer who could have gotten him in a lot of trouble, but the superior felt so bad about almost getting him killed he just stood there and let him yell.
Thank you to all the brave men and women who have served this country. Thank you for sharing your stories. If you or someone you know would like to share their story, please let us know on our app!