Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day 2010

My grandfather Edwin Durwood Gamble was KIA in WWII at the age of 30.  He was drafted in 1944, and was trained for duty at Spartansburg, SC.  I don't know when he arrived in France, but he was killed on his first watch on 4 Jan 1945 during the Battle of the Bulge.  He left behind my grandmother, Jane Elizabeth McElroy Gamble, my uncle John William Gamble, and my father Thomas Edwin Gamble who was 16 months old.

Please remember a fallen soldier today.  My dad never got to know his father, but he and I are both proud that he served his country and fought for our freedom.  Below is a picture of his platoon in Spartansburg, SC.  Edwin is the 2nd from the left on the 2nd row.  I would have loved to have met him.