Tom Pepper wrote:My eldest grandson Lars, born and raised in Germany, is over here until June 30.
He is undergoing training in the Luftwaffe to be a helicopter pilot.
I would love to have had both him and my old Dad, a D-Day veteran, standing together to watch this parade, but Dad is no longer with us, and Lars has a late afternoon flight that day back to Dortmund.
Lars is proud to be German, but he keeps his paternal Grandpa's medals in a glass case, along with his maternal Grandpa's Iron Cross.
He says that the best part of his service in the Wehrmacht has been joint manoeuvres
with the British service guys, they love the fact that he speaks fluent English and is always ready to get the beers in.
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