My grandpa, the barber, served as a Medic in the U.S. Army and survived the famous Battle of the Bulge
I've never heard my grandpa play guitar, but he was quite the musician in his younger days...
Doesn't he look like a young Elvis?
"That’s the story of my life--
Right there in black and white..."
And if it looks like we were scared to death
Like a couple of kids just trying to save each other
You should have seen it in color
"And if it looks like we were scared to death...you should have seen it in color..."
This photo was taken in Paris just after the end of WW2
"During World War II a wounded soldier had an 85% chance of surviving if he was treated by a medic within the first hour. This figure was three times higher than World War I survival statistics. The red cross worn by medics on their helmet and arm bands became visible targets for enemy snipers during World War II ..."
Julian Jasper Cowan
"While performing his duties, Technician Cowan repeatedly distinguished himself by his courageous actions. Despite intense artillery, mortar and small arms fire, he courageously removed stricken soldiers from the field of battle and evacuated them to the aid station. His deep concern for the welfare of wounded comrades reflect great credit upon himself and the Army of the United States."