While doing some errands today, Carly and I ran into Tom Moss at the grocery store. We stopped to say hello and thank you.
Tom Moss is a WWII veteran. He served on the USS LSM 156 (Landing Ship Medium). The USS LSM 156 was in service from August 1944 to April 1946. It was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the Okinawa Gunto operation (assault and occupation of Okinawa)Notice the number after the USS LSM - there were literally hundreds of these ships all filled with guys like Tom.Most of these guys are in their 80's now, and they are going quickly. I think I may have just started a new hobby - I am going to stop everyone I see in a hat like Tom's so I can say hello and thank you - and snap a picture of a great generation.