Date: January 23rd 2014

Conservative Resources by J.P. Travis at

Watching Lone Survivor with a WWII infantryman

Yesterday, I took my 94-year-old World War II veteran father to see Lone Survivor, the current big hit at America's movie theatres. I thought it would be interesting to give an old infantryman from a bygone era a glimpse of modern warfare and watch his reaction.

I wasn't sure what he'd say when I asked him to go. Dad doesn't see too well out of the one eye that still sees anything at all and he doesn't hear too well either. Like I keep telling him, he's more than halfway to being Helen Keller. But when I asked, he was game. I think I know why...

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