5/26/09

My dad...Memorial Day thoughts.


My dad...Memorial Day thoughts., originally uploaded by jomoma58.

I believe this was taken in the late 1940's or early 1950's. Good lookin' guy, wonderful father and military man for 22 years, who served his country proudly. During World War II, he flew as a pilot with the USAAF 82nd Fighter Group. He retired from the Air Force in Colorado so that he could enjoy hunting, fishing and camping. He and I spent many days fishing and eating fish, so that we could catch MORE fish! We also did some incredible backpack trips together. I remember eating out of jars of peanut butter and cans of tuna fish when the weather was not cooperating, listening to KOMA (Oklahoma City) on his tiny radio. I was so lucky to have known him...Lt. Col. Thomas H. Jones, USAF. He passed away in 2004, just shy of his 88th birthday. He loved his life to the very fullest, and had no regrets. Love you, Dad.

Photo COPYRIGHT 2009 Estate of Thomas H. Jones

4 comments:

  1. what a wonderful father, and memories!

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  2. VERY handsome man, and sounds like equally handsome inside ... OOH I envy you the fishing, I have ALWAYS wanted to learn to be good at that ... have only done it twice now in all my years. My brothers will all be fascinated to know he was a pilot ...

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  3. Thank you, Toni...I really enjoy sharing stories about my dad!

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