Original caption: "A few months shy of ten years old, John Clem ran away from home to join the Union Army and fight in the American Civil War. Although he started out as a drummer boy, at the point this picture was taken he had served in combat and was already a Sergeant at twelve years old. He became famous for shooting a Confederate soldier who demanded that he surrender. Years later would retire from the military as a Brigadier General."
Vietnam war. MY HUSBAND WAS THERE IN 1965-1968, HE RECEIVED 2 PURPLE HEARTS, FOR HIS BRAVERY,& SELFLESSNESS,TO SAVE THE LIVES,OF OTHERS, NOT CARING IF HIS LIFE WOULD BE LOST. AND HE IS ALWAYS, STEPPING OUT TO DO FOR OTHERS. THANKS YOU, HENRY,I LOVE YOU, AND WHAT YOU DID FOR US, AS YOU GAVE UP YOUR YOUTH,BUT CAME BACK A GREAT MAN.:):)