‘Uncle Tommy’

USS Forrest

This recent SUN story by Dennis Shaughnessey is about my uncle Tom, Thomas Brady. Somehow I missed it in the paper on Wednesday, but my brother mentioned it tonight, so I looked it up. We had a crowd of first cousins when I was growing up, and all the uncles but one (who was too young) had served in the military during WWII. I think my uncle Tom, who served in the Navy, was in combat for almost the entire war. The article notes that he received the European Theater Ribbon and Pacific Theater Ribbon. We also heard the story of the kamikaze attack. Read the article here, and consider subscribing to the SUN if you appreciate the writing.