Wyoming documentary filmmaker Mark Pedri knew his grandfather had served in World War II, but it wasn’t until after Sgt. Silvio J. Pedri died that his grandson learned he was one of the historic Men of the Iron Metz in a Soviet prisoner of war camp.
One of the largest public Veterans Day celebrations in the state took place Monday at the American Legion Post 6 in Cheyenne.
On day one of boot camp, every recruit is taught the values of punctuality, personal grooming and working together, but some lessons gleaned from military experience aren’t as immediately obvious.
Gravesite flowers on Memorial Day, barbecues on Labor Day, social media outrage on Columbus Day — most holidays have their traditions. But Veterans Day tends to elude veterans and civilians alike.
War is hell, but returning to civilian life can be equally daunting for many military veterans, especially those whose wounds complicate the reintegration process.