“if you can’t beat them, join them”

The quote which I titled to this post is just so true with the latest news I read about our veterans. I’m not sure if everyone have read this already but I just want to post an excerpt of the news here. For me it’s actually a good news. Just one indication of the pureness of the heart of the American soldiers.

Source: Military.com

Vets Honor Ex-Enemy Turned US Soldier

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — It seems that a war story is universal, no matter which side of the battle you were on.

When Gunter Buhrdorf enlisted in the German navy as a 16-year-old during World War II, he probably never thought he would one day tell his story to fellow U.S. veterans at an American Legion post.

But for about 20 minutes on Jan. 3, the Stafford County resident’s tales of building submarines, shooting down Allied bombers and surviving on coffee-soaked hard tack fell on sympathetic ears at the legion post in Fredericksburg. He explained how he lived on frogs’ legs and seagull eggs while he was a prisoner of war of the English — a curiously unique take on WWII, at least on this side of the pond.

Then again, “curious” and “unique” define the military career of a man who enlisted in the German navy under Nazi rule and ended up being honorably discharged from the United States Army as a corporal after serving in Korea. Like the men he was speaking to, he survived extraordinary circumstances.
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