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I had planned to have this prolific eloquent piece about my daddy and his service. However I cannot do it justice. My father, Roy Taylor, served in Vietnam. While he himself was wounded he saved the lives of several others. For this he was rewarded a Purple Heart.
He doesn’t talk about Vietnam. When I asked him (to check my facts) how many men he saved he brushed it off. Like many he doesn’t want accolades for doing what he had to do in the situation. And that makes him more of a hero to me.
I am grateful to the Lord for bringing him back from Vietnam. If he hadn’t returned I would not be here. I am grateful for my Daddy and his service.
Since I cannot find the words, nor does Daddy seem inclined to let me interview him, I will simply let some of his pictures do the talking.
The following two links are to PDF files of an article. It is about Daddy’s platoon and the hell of one day. (I think this appeared in Life Magazine but I cannot find proof of where it came from)
This article is about a medic, Pfc. Thomas Cole, Roy Taylor saved who credits him with saving “several others”. The reason he got his purple heart.
Tommy Cole’s face was famous for appearing on the cover of Life Magazine. Click here .
Both articles make me choke up every time I read them. One because I know how lucky I am that he made it back. Two because it hurts that he had to go through all of that. Three because I am so proud of him.
I love my Daddy.
Find your joy and laissez les bons temps rouler!