This is Poppy. Hes 96 now. He served in WW2 as a rear gunner on an SB2C Helldiver. He has led a life of integrity second to only Jesus. He has always amazed me of how honest, selfless, genuine, and generous he is. I've never in my whole life known anyone who could come close. He's part of the greatest generation. Today, I learned he may pass tonight.. He is weak. Getting pneumonia. He says he is ready. He's tired. If God puts it on your heart, please pray for him to be pain free & comforted.

I'm grateful for all the warm responses and prayers. My heart hurts. He taught me so much, including critical thinking. He also worked in thr CIA after the war. He's a hero to all of America, but to me.... he's my Poppy

He passed this evening peacefully with two of his daughters with him. Thank you to all here who prayed and left messages for my Poppy. With all the chaos and turmoil of thr world the last few days, none mattered but Poppy. If we all could love, forgive, persevere, overcome, and be generous and trustworthy as Poppy and put love of God, others and country at the top of our list... this world would change so much for the better. I hope I can come close to living the life he did.


Done, and may God Bless him and I'm sure I join many many of us in thanking him for his service, both during the war and after.

@Sunshine_Love76 May God Bless Poppy and hold him in his arms. There’s a special place in Heaven for him. Maybe he’ll meet my Dad, another member of the greatest generation. WWII, Navy, LST 281. How lucky you are to have such a stellar role model.

@Sunshine_Love76 No matter the outcome, remember, “Death is nothing at all”

I have only slipped away to the next room.

I am I and you are you.

Whatever we were to each other, That, we still are.

@Sunshine_Love76 I’ll say a prayer for you and your family. Know that your loved one lived a full and meaningful life. His deeds will not go Un-forgotten, we will always remember.

@Sunshine_Love76 My grammar was fucked up, but you get the point. A WWII hero who is leaving us soon deserves to be remembered and stories told to the next generation so they understand what these people did when the World was on fire.

Just prayed for him. No matter what, rejoice in a life well lived.

@Sunshine_Love76 May God grant to him has he transitions into the arms of the Savior, Peace and Comfort and No pain. We are forever grateful or his service and for being a part of the generation we can only hope to be.
God Bless you and comfort your family during this time of your loss and Heavens gain.

@Sunshine_Love76 We thank him for his service and pray for comfort and peace.


In tears. What a beautiful adorable man. How blessed you are to have him. I am absolutely praying right now.

He will be in paradise soon. What a celebration they will be having. 🙏🙏 God bless you

@Sunshine_Love76 What a life and legacy! May God bless him, you and all who love him.

@Sunshine_Love76 I'm praying for you both. God Bless you. 🙏🇺🇸

@Sunshine_Love76 They truly were the greatest generation. Prayers for you, your Poppy, and your family.

@Sunshine_Love76 - Godspeed Poppy 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻


🙏 's for this fellow veteran, hero and role model, and your Poppy coming in now....

Should he pass, may there be a vast group of loved ones to escort him to G-d’s perfect and peaceful Heaven. He and others made incredible sacrifices and showed such courage to save so many lives during WW2 Including my father’s. Tell him a special thank you for his service, from me.

@Sunshine_Love76 I offer my heartfelt prayers to your Poppy. May his transition from his earthly life to the kingdom of heaven be swift and painless. I pray for your impending loss of a great man. God Bless you and your family. May his love surround you all and comfort you.


I hate that we are losing more & more of the Greatest Generation. God bless & rest his soul. ✝️


Godspeed, Poppy, and smooth seas!

I'm sure he made this world better.

@Sunshine_Love76 Sorry to hear of your loss. He’s a hero and he’s with God now, and his shipmates.


I'm so sorry for your loss. From what you have written I'm sure Poppy will always be with you.

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