On this very special day, we honor those who have risked their lives for us in combat. I wanted to introduce you to two very special men who just happen to be Harrison's namesakes. The first is my grandfather or Papa, Ira Harrison Thornton. He was born to William Jefferson and Ida Harrison Thornton on May 13, 1915. He served in the US Navy on the USS LaPorte out of San Francisco. He saw many ports of call, not the least of these being Pearl Harbor during WWII.
This is a picture that ran in their local newspaper after my Granny visited him in San Francisco. My mom was only three years old when this picture was taken.
The second very special man is Randy's dad, James Alvin Hollingsworth. He was born on April 19, 1928, to James Edgar and Wilma Lewter Hollingsworth. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War.
Sunday, November 2, 2014
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