Greatest Generation’s Contribution to Bremerton

Bud Hawk, a longtime Bremerton school teacher who was also a key member of “The Greatest Generation joined France’s Legion of Honor Thursday for what he did after landing at Omaha Beach in 1944.

“I came when I was called and did the best I could,” he said. “Anybody who can look in the mirror and say that has nothing to apologize for.”

I have an uncle who earned a Silver Star in World War II for what he did as American troops crossed from France into Germany. Like many of those from that or most wars, he’s reluctant to talk too much. I got him to share some of his stories last year, but like Hawk, said he did what he had to do — his job.

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