Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Wednesday in Wyoming -- May 28, 2014

As you might expect, ambulances were an important part of the war effort.  With their bright red crosses, they were not supposed to be targets for enemy bullets.  However ...
the bullet holes in this window seem to indicate that this ambulance encountered its share of fire.
But even if the bullet holes are a reminder of the grim reality of war, the familiar cartoon character painted on the ambulance door leaves no doubt that the soldiers sought to find humor wherever they could, even on the blood-stained battlefields of war.

As we celebrate Memorial Day this week, I give thanks for the men and women who've served their country in the armed forces.


  1. Hello my fellow ACFW sister.

    It looks like it might be a WW2 ambulance. After seeing Saving Private Ryan and then watching the Band of Brothers series I've been so facinated with this era and learning as much as I can about it. I recently read a debut novel by Elizabeth Byler Younts. I'm not a fan of reading Amish books. However, her book intrigued me because it was it centered around WW2. I loved her book and I learned what happened with the Amish during that time when they also were drafted.

    On a side note, I've nominated you for a Liebester Award. You can find it here: You can choose to accept it if you like as it's optional.

  2. Kristena -- You're right. This was a WWII ambulance, part of the WWII living history exhibit at the Cheyenne VA hospital last month. I was fascinated by everything they had on display and wanted to share it with readers.

    I read the same book by Elizabeth Byler Younts and enjoyed it. As you said, it's a different view of the Amish.

    Thanks, too, for the nomination. I appreciate it!

    1. That is so kewl. I'd love to see something like that in person some day and hopefully I will. And you are quite welcome. :)