I was contacted by Jim Smith whose mother had passed recently and daddy was placed in a nursing home. Jim needed his parent’s townhouse cleaned out and staged so he could get ready to sell it. When I showed up for the initial assessment, I noticed all types of military memorabilia. His dad, Jimmy Smith, was an Army Veteran and couldn’t wait to show me all the medals and awards his dad received for his service during World War II.
Jimmy Smith is 94 years old. Although his mobility is limited, his mind is still sharp and lucid. He loves to talk about his military career and will share any time he has an audience! He was in the US Army Infantry for 2 years. His greatest accomplishments are when he was in the landing party as the Allied Forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, and the Battle of the Bulge. There is a picture of him debarking a Higgins boat, knee deep in water and surging toward the beach. This picture was on the cover of Time magazine, so millions witnessed his bravery and courage. He was wounded on three separate occasions and received the Purple Heart three times. He was also awarded the Bronze Star medal for Valor.
He was recognized at the UNC Wilmington Men’s basketball game for military appreciation night. People came up to him and thanks his numerous times for his service. He was the star of the game!
One of our workers, Chrissy Sanford, is a retired Colonel from the US Army Nurse Corps and I knew she would appreciate all the military history and artifact. While we patiently and thoroughly packed up the house more and more military items surfaced. She helped identify many of these items and the significance of each. Jim and I both learned so much about truly special Jimmy Smith is.
This specific assignment was memorable for all of us. Jim was so pleased we made the townhouse presentable, and we able to donate many of his parent’s clothes, furniture, TV’s, etc. to homeless shelters, Senior Centers, and Goodwill. It always amazes me how different lives intertwine while we represent Brunswick Organizing solutions.
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