The local NBC affiliate has an “Unsung Heroes” feature on the nightly news. Last night World War II combat infantryman Bill Paynter was featured. They took him through a little silliness showing off the scars that are older than I am, but all-in-all I thought it was a nice segment and I am very proud of Dad, not for surviving the machine guns, but just for who he is. The NBC Channel 15 link has rotted. See the update below for a Quicktime version, and thanks to the vid savvy friend who recorded it for me.
[tags]Bill Paynter, purple heart, another purple heart, bronze star, bowler, gardener, nice guy, unsung hero, sung now[/tags]