|Grave Marker, Dundee Cemetery, Dundee, Ohio|
Discharged in 1945, Corporal Glen Silvius, U.S. Army, had served above and beyond that which was required of him. To my recollection, he never mentioned that he was awarded a Purple Heart. Uncle Glen, or “Shorty” as he was known in our family, participated in the Normandy Invasion and the subsequent liberation of France and Germany from Nazi domination. He seldom spoke of what must have been some horrendous experiences in World War II, but his letters from the battle front which I was able to read after his death, in 1997, revealed much about this chapter of his life.
|Glen Silvius, U.S. Army|
For my earlier tribute to Glen Silvius, see “Memorial Day Tribute to a Rich Uncle,” Oikonomia, May 27, 2013.