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In Honor of My Father
Old 11-18-2007, 10:13 AM   #1
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Last week I had a fantastic time in preparing a tribute to my father, Col. Vedder B. Driscoll. My father spent his entire life defending this great nation from the time he graduated high school and entering the Army at age 18, fighting for the 87th Acorn Division in WWII through the end of the war in Germany, becoming a commissioned officer upon graduating college, serving in Korea, and again in Viet Nam during the TET Offense from '67- '69. My father finally retired in 1981 as the Senior Colonel of the Army but passed away suddenly only 1 1/2 years later. He was a highly decorated officer and collected many items which I am delighted to preserve.

Here are photos of my tribute showing some of the medals and awards bestowed upon him during his 38 1/2 years of service.


This photo shows the grouping of my work and adorns the wall of my office where I keep all my military collectables.
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Old 11-18-2007, 10:29 AM   #2
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This framing depicts the enlisted years; specifically his years fighting in Germany. The purple heart was awarded from his injuries during the siege of Setz, Belgium in Jan 1945. The inscription states this on the reverse which I will show in later photo.
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Old 11-18-2007, 10:31 AM   #3
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This framing depicts his years as an officer.
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Old 11-18-2007, 10:34 AM   #4
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This frame is a compilation of the many units and the associated crests he was assigned to as well as his ribbon and medal bars. I am repairing the ribbon bar at this juncture which is why it looks incomplete.
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Worthy of being honored. Thanks for posting.
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Old 11-18-2007, 10:35 AM   #6
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Here is the Purple Heart with the inscription on the reverse.
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Here is the commendation letter he received at the end of the war in Germany.
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Old 11-18-2007, 10:52 AM   #8
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second part of memo!
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Old 11-18-2007, 11:03 AM   #9
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What a terrific letter. To have received this is more meaningful than receiving a medal. Awesome.
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Old 11-18-2007, 12:25 PM   #10
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You must be very proud, and rightly so.

A great tribute to your father.

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Old 11-18-2007, 06:06 PM   #11
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Now that is really something extremely nice!

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Congratulations.....
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You are deservedly proud of your Father.....

and I am SURE that your Father is proud of you...

You loved him in Life ... and now you honor him Daily...

Beautiful Display of the Service of an Honored Soldier!! Txs, Dave/dblmed
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Old 11-19-2007, 09:10 AM   #13
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Great displays and homage!! Well done!!

Best regards,

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Old 11-19-2007, 04:32 PM   #14
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Honor to your Papà.
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Old 11-19-2007, 08:57 PM   #15
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God bless him and those like him.
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