Thursday, July 2, 2009

Warren "Pete" Sidney, Hero

A good friend of mine, Warren "Pete" Sidney, of Bloomfield New Jersey, died this week at his home. Pete was a very special guy, a hero. Pete was a WWII veteran. He served under General George Patton in the 3rd Army, 6th Armored Division. Very soon after he landed in Europe, Pete was shot in both legs while on patrol, he was captured by the Germans and spent the duration of the war, 11 months, as a prisoner on the Isle of Jersey. Pete suffered many hardships as a prisoner. He very well could have died there and been buried with many other brave soldiers, but God granted him the gift of life. When the camp was liberated Pete was only 112 lbs. He stayed in Europe for a good long time, recuperating and regaining strength. When Pete came home to America he married, had children and grandchildren. Pete is truly a hero. God bless him.

Let us pray for all our veterans and our troops here and abroad. They are keeping us free!

In the words of Our Lord Jesus:

"No one has greater love than this,
to lay down one's life for a friend."

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