World War II Dad | World War II Father Tears

John Lopker

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Released 06/08/2022
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George Franklin Hamilton Sr. drove Sherman tanks during World War II, and his duty stations included some of the most prominent on the European front, including the invasion of Normandy and Battle of the Bulge.

He was with part of the 2nd Armored Division, known as “Hell on Wheels,” and the group was the first American division to enter Berlin.

While he thought it was important to tell the history of the conflict, which involved the vast majority of the world’s countries, “my dad did not glorify the war,” said Brenda Hynson, who majored in history at the University of Mary Washington. She’s keenly aware that Sept. 2, 2020, marked the 75th anniversary of the end of the war.

Before her father’s death in 2008, he and family members traveled to Europe twice to visit places he’d been as a young tank driver during his service, from 1942–45.

Lyrics

He drove a tank in World War II
Only 17, probably younger than you
Fought for freedom in the Second World War
Most of his friends have passed through the door

He likes to say "all will be well"
Never tells me what he can't tell
When I ask him "Dad, what happened?"
He just says "That will be then"

Dad remembers all his friends
He cries for each and all of them
All his brothers killed in that brawl
All of them, enemies and all

He likes to say "all will be well"
Never tells me what he can't tell
When I ask him "Dad, what happened?"
He just says "That will be then"
That will be then
That will be then
That will be then

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