A piece of chocolate

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Posted by I Do Not Need Anger Management, You Just Need to Shut Up on Saturday, October 24, 2015

It has nothing directly to do with the things I usually rant about on this blog. It’s just a really nice story about the aftermath of  terrible, horrible war.

Both my grandfathers fought in World War I. I don’t know many details, but they were both sent to France.

My maternal grandfather was injured and expected to die. The military hospitals in Europe were overwhelmed with injured soldiers, so they were forced to do triage and spend their time on those who could be helped.

My grandfather was placed in category 3 (“going to die no matter what we do”). So he was placed to die with others in category 3 in a bed on a covered porch, out of the way, so hospital people could spend their time working on those they expected to be able to help.

Grandpa fooled them. Eventually, he got enough better to come home; but he was in pain and unable to work for the rest of his life. It was said that his lungs had grown to his backbone while he lay helpless there in the military hospital, refusing to die. I don’t think that’s actually possible, so I  don’t really know what happened. I just know it was bad.

Hitler had to be stopped then. Now ISIS must be stopped. Occasionally other evils must be defeated. As long as there is evil in the world, it will sometimes require violence to overthrow it. But war and fighting and violence must always be our last resort. Never our first choice.


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