WWII Veteran Reflects On Memorial Day

FRANKLIN, Tenn. - An estimated 60 million Americans served in WWII, it's now believe there are only a half million of them still alive in this country and for those Veterans who fought in the war Memorial Day takes on special significance. 

Bob Fedoruk joined the Navy in 1942, he enlisted after Pearl Harbor and was sent to help troops in the Pacific. The 93-year-old lost fellow service members and close friends during the war.

"I think about those guys a lot," he said.

For Bob, who still lives alone in Franklin, Memorial Day is about remembering those we've lost. 

"It has nothing to do with me, because I made it home, it's in memory of the ones who got killed. They didn't come back," Bob said. 

Bob hopes on Memorial Day others will take a moment to reflect on the Greatest Generation and what they did for this country.

"If we had not won that war, we'd be in trouble." 

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