Friday, August 3, 2012


Hidden safely amongst my Mom's cherished treasures were the above pictured medals.  The first one is my Dad's.  It is his 'SERVICE MEDAL OF HONOR"  for his serving in WW11.

The second two are my Uncle Joe's. My Dad's youngest brother.  It is "THE PURPLE HEART MEDAL OF HONOR"  Joe served in the navy in WW11 and he died at sea - he went down with the ship.  The last picture is the back of the Purple Heart Medal with his name inscribed -  "Joseph Eichinger".

I am proud to display these Medals of Honor and service in our glass case with other treasures and memories we hold proudly and dear. My Mom kept these safe all these years and now they are in our home.  I am humbled.