By the time Jim Schmidt was 16 years old, he was a seasoned combat veteran who’d fired dozens of mortar rounds at German tanks before he was kicked out of the Army and the Navy.
Now 90 and living in Fayetteville, Schmidt’s hearing and airborne wing tattoos have faded a little, but not much else has changed. The surly veteran who jumped into Sicily with the 82nd Airborne Division during World War II at the age of 14 doesn’t understand what all the fuss is about as he recalls his service.
You can read the story here: http://www.fayobserver.com/news/20180307/it-just-makes-me-so-proud-of-what-hes-done-for-our-country
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