A grandfather’s quiet service worth honoring

Abraham Villarreal
4 min readJul 3, 2023
Abram Villarreal served as a Seabee, but he hardly ever spoke about it.

My grandfather never talked about the War. In Spanish, he called it “la Guerra.” In the 1990s, as a World War II veteran heading into his twilight years, I was a teenager that wanted to know more about the War.

We read textbooks about it and watched short films of it during history class. My history teacher made it sound like the War was the biggest event in the history of the world…

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Abraham Villarreal

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