Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service.
Although I truly appreciate all who have served our country in the military today is reserved in my eyes for those who died while serving.
My moms brother Jimmy was one such young man. Jimmy Dillard Bingham was the 12th child born to Nora and Sam Bingham in 1928, and died in Seoul, South Korea August 21, 1950. He was 22 years young. He was a machine gunner in the 2nd Infantry Division. He left behind a young wife and no children. His brothers Jesse (#11) and Sterling (#13) also were in Korea at the same time. Jesse was in a prisoner of war camp for 27 1/2 months and Sterling in the Air Force was able to escort his brothers body home.
Thank you Uncle Jimmy!! Although I never knew you my mom and her brothers and sisters fondly remembered and loved you.
Thanks also to the following:
Tillman Howell (my dad) WW2
Olan Davidson (my father in law) WW2
Jerry Howell (my brother) Vietnam
Ernest Bingham (uncle) WW2
Jesse Bingham (uncle) Korea
Jimmie Bingham (uncle) Korea
Sterling Bingham (uncle) Korea
Sonny Christopher ( brother in law) Vietnam
Douglas Egbert (nephew in law)
Bryan Lougue (nephew in law)
and all my other relatives and friends and who have served.