Interview with a World War II Veteran

At our homeschool co-op, we saw a World War II veteran speak. His name was Chet Elliott.

Pledge led by Chet
He is giving the Pledge of Alligence here.

He was born in Ohio during 1923 and joined the army when he was 19. He drove half-tracks. Those have tank treads in the back and wheels in the front. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge and used an M-1 rifle. The Battle of the Bulge was the last major German offensive of World War II. Elliott was in the 6th armor division. His favorite job was driving a truck.

 

One time there was a German tank driving towards him, and he thought it was an American tank until the last minute. Miraculously, he survived.

After he released a prisoner, he gave Chet a big bowl of cherries. Unfortunately, they were sour.

There is a plaque on the bridge for him where he was wounded. He is currently 93. When he left the army, he was a corporal.

It was an interesting speech, and I would like to find out more. I am thankful for all the soldiers who fought in all these wars for our freedom.

 

group shot chet elliot
A group picture. This is not just our blogging class.

 

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