That’s the Last Time I Saw Jimmy

I met Joe on the Sunday before Memorial day this year.  Appropriate since it will be a long time before I forget him and the amazing stories he told me of his life – the most memorable is in the video link below.

Can I just say here – God bless the men and women who serve in our armed forces.  I’m tempted to simply make PSN a network about them and their incredible stories of sacrifice on our behalf.

Joe is one of these amazing people who served – sadly in a very unpopular war.  Politics aside, I say God bless Joe for his willingness to serve, and the sacrifices he made.  I hope you appreciate his story.

View Joe’s Interview here:

One final note – in part of the interview you don’t see here Joe talks about his parents immigrating from Italy when he was a small boy.  Joe did two tours in Viet Nam before he was given leave to fly to Hawaii and finally be granted U.S. citizenship.

Realize that when  Joe went through the experience he tells here, he wasn’t a U.S. citizen.  Remarkable.

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3 Responses to That’s the Last Time I Saw Jimmy

  1. Nanci says:

    Wow Doug…amazing interview. Amazing man too. I’m glad you had the opportunity to meet such an incredible spirit.

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  2. George B. says:

    Touching story. You are good at drawing stories out of people that often touch’s my heart.

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    • democard says:

      I appreciate that comment George, but this was all Joe. It was a singularly remarkable experience to sit there with him as the stories and emotion just poured out of him. Thank you for the introduction – it was a great experience.

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