A picture of an elderly man is going viral and people can’t stop talking enough about what’s in his hands.
Joe Chadwell is part of The Greatest Generation, those that fought the horrors of World War II, came home, and went on to be the backbone of this great nation for many years.
Most of those men fought in either the European or the Pacific theatre. But not Chadwell. He fought in both.
From jumping into Normandy on D-Day with the 101st Airborne to jumping into New Guinea with the 11th Airborne and fighting in the Phillipines, he was on the frontline every step of the way.
That’s why the picture of Chadwell holding both of his uniforms, from the European theater and one from the Pacific is going viral online.
The man who started the war jumping into Normandy on D-Day would end his service as part of the occupying force in Japan following the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
The folks over at the Zero Foxtrot Facebook page summed it up best:
When you’re so hardcore, one war theater isn’t enough. Joe Chadwell, displaying the two uniforms he wore during World War II. The one on the left represents the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division he parachuted with into Normandy, France, on D-Day, while the other shows the 11th Airborne Division he served with in the Pacific Theater. Hardfuck..nuff said