- posted: November 11 @ 4:12am
In 1945 in Luxembourg Germany, This young Tech. Sergeant was awarded the Silver Star for Gallantry in Action. He was cited for re-organizing and leading Company B, Tenth Armored Infantry Battalion, Fourth Armored Division of the U.S. Army out of a mine field after the company’s other officers were wounded or killed…
…And I can remember him talking about it exactly zero times. He was the kindest, humblest man I have ever met, and taught me everything I know about what being a man is all about. His life was an example of selflessness that I will continue to reference for the rest of my life.
To all of my new soon-to-be-bearded man-friends, I’d like you to meet my favorite veteran: Dennis Clinton Hassell, Sr.
I was lucky enough to call him Granddaddy.
Happy Veteran’s Day America.