Youth members of the Young Marines of Palm Beaches and PFC Bruce W. Carter (MOH) Young Marines from Miami got here collectively to honor and shock Michael Emanuel Amditis, a World War II veteran, on his 97th birthday. Attended by greater than 150 folks, the celebration came about August 14, 2021, on the Clubhouse at Del Webb Tradition in Port Saint Lucie, Florida.
The Young Marines marched on the colours. Mr. Amditis stood proud and robust as he saluted his nation’s colours, and he was moved to tears when he heard his beloved Marine Corps Hymn.
“My dad always says, ‘Nobody is an ex-Marine,’” mentioned Donna Morn, Mr. Amditis’ daughter. “There were so many veterans present. They are truly like a band of brothers. For next year, I wonder if we could parachute him into the pool. It would take that to top this year’s celebration.”
Mr. Amditis’ enlisted within the Navy, and after boot camp, in 1942, he was deployed to the Aleutian…