Hero Veterans May 26 2014
|Ruth & Arthur Fridley on wedding day 1938|
After the war, he worked in the coal mines to keep his huge family (10 kids) clothed and fed. He passed away in 1976 at the too young age of 54 from the complications of black lung, emphysema and bone cancer from being exposed to coal dust in the mines. RIP Dad. You were one of the best.
My oldest brother, Lewis, followed in Dad's footsteps and served two tours of duty in Vietnam during the heaviest of the fighting. He was in the Army's artillery division and lost his hearing because of the constant noise. He is proud of this country and still participates in many veteran activities. We are proud of him.
|Lewis Fridley 2006|
These two brave men are a small part of the millions who have served our country. I'm very proud of them both and that they are part of my family.