Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Veteran Spotlight - Mr. Tommy Wilson

Alabama's WVTM station did an excellent piece on Mr. Tommy Wilson, a WWII Marine veteran.  It is outstanding that the TV station made time and provided resources to go interview this couple.  Not only for the interview, but to share his and his family's story. 
First flag on Guam on boat hook mast. Two U.S. officers plant the American flag on Guam eight minutes after U.S. Marines and Army assault troops landed on the Central Pacific island on July 20, 1944.
Not many families can say they put four brothers in harm's way in war, and all four were Marines.  I am writing about this story because I want to say "Thank You" to the Wilson family and specifically Mr. Tommy Wilson.  You sir, are a testament to serving your God, your family and your country with honor, respect and loyalty.  Men like you, while still around, seem like a rare treasure in today's society of "me first" glory hounds who want everyone to think they are great.  According to the reporter, Mr. Wilson is a private man and wasn't all that comfortable giving an interview.  Bravo to the neighbor who persuaded Mr. Wilson to provide the interview and bravo to WVTM TV.

Read the entire article and watch the video here:
http://www.alabamas13.com/story/22797851/spirit-of-alabama-ww2-marine-tommy-wilson