The first C 47 Skytrain were procured by the Army Air Force in 1940. By the end of the war, nearly 9400 aircraft had been produced. This new aircraft was multifunctional, in that it was capable of carrying personnel and cargo, towing troops in gliders to war zones, or dropping paratroopers behind enemy lines.
I was ready to head home, when the little one spoke up. "Can we go to the airplane museum, grandpa?" I was surprised at her question, because she had only been to the Idaho Military Museum once in her life, and she wasn't interested back then.
As Veterans Day approaches I remember dad, along with a grandfather I never knew, a dear friend who died in Vietnam, and a host of uncles who served in the Army and Navy.