Dad, finally home for Christmas 1946
This is my Dad, Francis John Shipman. I called him today to thank him for his service in the Army during World War II. He thanked me and said it was all a long time ago and he thinks that most people don't even know about it anymore.
Dad was in the 551st Field Artillery Unit as a Forward Observer. For the duration. To me that is a really big deal. But then he has always done exactly what was expected of him with no fuss or fanfare. Just like his dad did in World War I.
I am so proud to be his daughter and I thank him for all he has done for me and for our country.