Not sure where to put this thread or if something similar exists...But a friend did something for me I had to share. So I decided to start this thread so we honor those we've lost. As well to share the memories of those we love with others.
A few weeks ago I lost my grandfather, Cyrus Hamblen, my last surviving grandparent. He was, to me and others, a hero.
Part of "The Greatest Generation", he served in WWII as a "plank owner" (original member of a ship's crew) of the Fleet Tug USS Pawnee. He survived attacks from both the Japanese and our own PT boats. It was his ship that kept the severely damaged USS Houston under tow despite constant attack. Their motto "We will stand by you" came from this encounter.
He spent very little time in port...But must have made it home for leave at least once, for when his time at sea was up, he made it home to see his daughter (my mother) being born.
The things he's accomplished in his 95 years is a list way to long to post. But the things he's most known for is his being a farmer, starting and running a volunteer fire department and being commercial fisherman (his smoked Salmon was to die for).
Now for what my friend did for me that made me start this in the first place...
An honor I drew for him a couple years back in MS Paint, just prior to his 93rd birthday...http://captshade.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d111o64
And an honor my friend David Metlesits did in a Trek themed 3D image...http://davemetlesits.deviantart.com/art ... -180173074