#27: Taking a Flight with Charles Lindbergh
Despite having little experience outside of his small town in Michigan, this person’s grandfather volunteered to fight in the war and found himself sitting next to one of the most famous men in the world – Charles Lindbergh – on a plane to Midway from Pearl. When the copilot asked Lindbergh if he would like to fly the plane, the user’s grandfather was reportedly fairly unimpressed.
This anecdote provides a glimpse into the mindset of those who fought in World War II – men and women who were willing to put their lives on the line to defend their country and way of life. It also highlights the unexpected encounters and experiences that can occur during times of war, and the courage and resilience needed to face them head-on.