Ahh… 4th of July! Cookouts, hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad, chips, lemonade, popscicles, and of course seeing the best fireworks display around. But, most of all it is a celebration of our independence. Freedom!
My residence at the time is in Sweden, temporarily. I am an American citizen. Although the holiday in Sweden must pass without all the hoopla, it is a time to reflect even more deeply on what it means to be FREE.
Today I am highlighting my father in law, Charles Couch who served in World War II, on the USS Carroll. Serving in the military is a continuing exercise in keeping us free.
Here is a picture now.
He served on the USS Carroll (DE-171) Cannon-class destroyer escort , from commissioning in 1943 to de commissioning in November of 1945.The crew and ship participated in both the North Atlantic operations, and the Pacific operations.
The Japanese also signed the surrender of Tobi-Sonsorol-Merir on board the USS Carroll DE 171.
Thank you for your service, Charles, and preserving our Freedom!
Globe Trottin Granny
Who do you thank for our freedom?