On this Memorial Day we celebrate those who have given their lives in protection of our country. Pictured above is my uncle, Joseph Robert Carrico, my mother’s oldest sibling. He was named for both his grandfathers, Joseph Benedict Napoleon Carrico and Robert E. Lee Montgomery, but was called Robert. He was ten years older than mom. He was killed during World War II – September 14, 1943, four days shy of his 22nd birthday. Robert was manning the guns that day and continued to fight until the last breath left his body. He is buried in Sicily, Italy.
Everyone has someone in their family that was a hero – giving everything, the ultimate sacrifice. We remember them gently today, and honor them in our hearts. They will live on forever in our memories.
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