That dude hopped up pretty good for being in a conflict nearly 80 years ago.
The spinach really worked...
Not sure if this makes sense but, he looks so young! Well not young exactly, but definitely positively youthful! He must´ve lived a full life.
My grandpa got to be honored for his ww2 service at a Seahawks game. He hated the crowds and the stadium noise and was being his usual grumpy old man self (no hate from me, he is who he is), but when he got out on the field his face completely changed. He looked happier than I had ever seen him. He got so excited to have the stadium cheering his name. It was really great to see the soft side of a tough old Navy radioman.
Signalman 2nd Class, for anyone wondering.
Awe that was just adorable, he got so excited and jumped up as fast as he could ❤️
This just made his day, he got so excited. :)
You people don't realize how sad it is that he's still serving in the navy. He should have saved for retirement. Let's start a kickstarter.
This is so sweet!
If you are ever in New Orleans, LA the National WWII museum is amazing. rated one of the top 10 museums in the US. It is beautifully curated with personal stories. (not an employee or an investor -- just a huge fan)
I was at that game! It was Memorial Day 2016 I believe. He through the first pitch from the front of the pitchers mound and went straight into the catchers glove! He was so genuine and happy about being out there, it was super adorable. I hope he’s still doing well.
When I was in college (late 90s, early 2000s) there was this older guy that would come in the haberdashery I worked at that was a Marine stationed at Pearl Harbor when it was attacked. That old guy was the toughest SOB around. He could still drop down and knock out fifty push ups like it was nothing and was still in great shape. He fought all through the Pacific including Guadalcanal and if I remember correctly either Saipan or Iwo Jima.
I think that's so awesome. That guy is still getting around pretty dang good.
That's the most half assed standing ovation I have ever seen
Dang, I got out 3 years ago, and I don't even want to know how tight my uniform is now... This guy still looks damn good.
God damn salute thee, before long all those bad asses will be gone from us. A piece of living history, the world may never see another war like that again. Get all the knowledge you can from them . Stories and all
Yep. People are really good at a one-time expression of thanks. But sustained support to help support vet's for their litany of physical and mental issues when they return from a war still isn't anywhere where it needs to be. This is nice, this is always nice. But we as a culture need to do better to support those that serve when they return and for the decades of support they need.
This old guy actually reacted correctly when put on the Jumbotron. 90% of dipshits point and wave at the fucking TV. Not the camera and not the crowd. Thumbs up my man.
Wearing your Navy uniform with five medals seventy years after your EAS to a baseball game.
Serious question: do folks in other countries celebrate their veterans (especially ww2) like this?
Edit: to clarify, I guess it’s kind of two questions:
Do other countries revere and celebrate their veterans as much as Americans?
Do WW2 vets seem to receive particularly strong praise?
Careful, he's a real life hero.
he's quite spry
Is it normal for veterans to go around dressed in uniform?
Are there any other countries that do this?
I'd give a standing ovation to anyone who fought Nazis and their fascist allies.
This guy still has the enthusiasm of a teenager just getting home from the war! I love it!
he's a young WW2 vet
Highlight of the Mariners season
Back in 2007 I was doing a service call for a grandfather clock in a retirement community in Topsham, ME. I happened to have my then 10 year old son with me. We were greeted at the door by an older gentleman and after customary greetings, we were led to the clock. On the way down the hallway, I happened to catch a large photo with a young soldier shaking hands with President Harry Truman. Also with the photo was the medal of honor. I knew right off what it was. Of course I asked him if that was him in the picture and he said yes it was. He left the room for a minute and came back with something in his hand. He had a commemorative coin with his name on it and "above and beyond the call of duty" on the other side which he gave to my son. We were cautious enough not to ask him what he did to earn it. I thanked him for his service. Later when we got home that night, i looked him up. He died a few years after the visit, but I must say i still am in awe of what he did. Here is his story. Edit: Typo
I love that the guy directly in front of him starts standing, realises nobody else is standing for an ovation, but also can't sit back down without looking rude, so sort of holds a steady hunch back until other people start standing too, and even then still looks awkward about the whole time.
That’s awesome he looked so happy!!
It's sad that WWII veterans have to watch us fight Nazis all over again 75 years later.
I was there for this. dude was seriously hyped to be there. good for him. love that mans.
It's really sad that in another decade there won't be many WW2 veterans left.
This man is to good for this world. We must protect him.
plot twist: he was german
More like they received a standing ovation from him! What energy that dude has
Haven't seen a Sailor this happy since an unplanned port call in Manila.
That smile ❤❤❤
It’s gonna get awkward when the US runs out of WWII vets and have no good wars left to celebrate.
I just want to thank this man and all his peers for their role in liberating my home country
I’m Canadian, from Ontario but this is what makes America great
I know the guy. Nice as hell. There's another video of him throwing the first pitch at a Mariner's game and he totally brings it.
100% deserved. Being born in the 80's i've often wondered how I would've handled something like D-Day.
These guys are heros, period.
Imagine yourself being told you HAD to go to Germany to fight the Nazis, its a truly scary thought.
Plot twist: he's actually a dementia patient who decided to dress up as a sailor that day
This is so wonderful.
He's so happy :)
I'm crying this is so awesome! Look how happy he is!!!
What a young soul!
Well this is freaking amazing.
He is loving his moment
He can still fit in his old uniform - that’s awesome. God bless and thanks for your service!
That smile! I needed that, thanks so much for posting.
So wholesome :) I have so much respect for these veterans and I'm so happy when I see them still live life with joy
I love it. Bask in the love!
That's F-ing awesome!
Damn look at that absolute legend hopping up like that
That's incredible! How sweet!
Amazing! I'll bet he's had a very interesting non boring life. Thank you for your service ❤️
Take my upvote
And well he should have. Good on you Seattle!
Dude is spry as fuck
so fucking wholesome <3
Well isn’t he the cutest thing I’ve seen today!
What an adorable dude.
I'll throw on my whites and go swing with this guy. I bet he still fights, drinks, and jokes like he did in WWII. Also he has been awarded 2 Combat Action Ribbons. Ol' Blue has seen it go down!
Thank you for your fucking service old man
The wholesomeness is too much ..... 😭
They saved the world
My heart is liquid
That guy was probably more of a badass in his 20s than most people i know
An ACTUAL Mariner...
Yo I'm crying so much this is so nice.
As a Seattleite, this makes me so happy! ❤️
He’s so precious 😭
I just got teary eyed
Damn he got up so fast. Seems fit!
Just happy to be included! Thank YOU, sir.
He seems like such a sweet man! I’m sure if I had been through what he had I’d be a grumpy bitch.