My Grandpa was part of the Silent Generation, the generation after the Great Generation. The Silent Generation experienced WWII in childhood and the Civil Rights Movement. They worked hard and kept quiet, because at the time they still operated by the rule that children should be seen and not heard. Like many men (and some women) of the Silent Generation he fought in the Korean War. The Silent Generation is sometimes called the The Lucky Few. Grandpa was born in 1935, and passed away in 2008.
|Grandpa at age 4? in 1939|