Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Dieppe... August 19, 1942

Today, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'll be discussing The Dieppe Raid.  It began during WW2, on August 19, 1942.

Here is an article published by The Windsor Star entitled, Last local surviving Dieppe POW vet gets a little vacation at home

This was actually posted on Facebook (FB) by a member of Riverside Legion, here in Windsor.

Hopefully, you read the article.  And, watched the short video.

If you did, you'll know that Les Tetler lives at St. Clair Beach Retirement Living.

It touched my heart reading this article and watching this short video.  Even if it was done earlier than today's date.


Because I am greatly affected, hearing about survivors of WW2.

As you are probably aware, my dad participated during the Normandy Invasion.  But, it wasn't done at the same time as what happened in Dieppe.

If you knew my now deceased husband Gordon, you may be aware that two (2) of his uncles participated in The Dieppe Raid.  Gordon's heart was broken, thinking about how both of his uncles who were of the Essex-Scottish Regiment, suffered as Prisoners of War (POW), just like Les Tetler was.

The Dieppe Raid, is also known as the Battle of Dieppe, Operation Rutter (makes me smile at this title, thinking of my family name), and later called Operation Jubilee.

Here is a link for you to read about it:

As the article mentions, Les Tetler is the last veteran alive of the Essex-Scottish Regiment, who participated in the Dieppe Raid.  He's 95 years old.

Knowing that he wanted to be able to visit Florida once more, people decided to create an event that would replace a trip.  You see, due to his health, he cannot travel.  So, the event was set up to honour him.

What a blessing that was.  It truly touched my heart. 

After all, what he did, was during a time of war. 

And, while people were honouring him with this event, it was during a time of peace.

Thinking about this, reminded me of Ecclesiastes 3:8, "A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace."

Yes, he lived through a time of hate.  And, a time of war... in which he participated.

He also has been living through a time of peace... and has been loved.

I pray that Les Tetler will always feel blessed having had people show him love, in appreciation for what he did.

Since I don't know him personally, I have no idea if he is saved.  If he is trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ, then he has gained salvation.  And, will spend eternity in Heaven, once his life ends, here on earth.

Only God knows.

But, I will pray. 

I'll pray for him.  And, for you.  Always.

Until next time...

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