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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-07-2007, 07:49 AM
 
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Wow that was 66 years ago today.
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Yup, today is the day, we had to lower our flag (the largest in the state of FL) to half mast, it's a beautiful sight and stirs alot of emotions! I was talking to a man this morning as I was lowering it who told me his dad was sposed to be there that day but the crew got in trouble and was late getting to base...a day earlier and he'd never have been born, it's strange how life works out sometimes...

All you that have flags flying, dont forget to get them down!!!
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Makes me remember a conversation I had as a teenager.

Was at the Nimitz museum and got to talking to a vet from Guadal that was there.... The older gentlemen got pretty emotional when he was recounting his story.... would have never of wanted to be in his shoes.


Definately the greatest generation. Not many of 'em left.
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Today lit the fuse for a real axis ass kickin'! Yeah gots lotsa respect for that generation. Remember the character and qualities they exhibited, some just 18-20 years old. My grandfather was among them, 2nd Armored Infantry, Purple Heart, European Theater. His stories (when he chose to speak of it) were sobering. RIP Heroes!

I think our armed services do a fine job of upholding that legacy now That is all! Carry on!
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Today lit the fuse for a real axis ass kickin'! Yeah gots lotsa respect for that generation. Remember the character and qualities they exhibited, some just 18-20 years old. My grandfather was among them, 2nd Armored Infantry, Purple Heart, European Theater. His stories (when he chose to speak of it) were sobering. RIP Heroes!

I think our armed services do a fine job of upholding that legacy now That is all! Carry on!
Yeah, we barbecued those little bastards good, didn't we.
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Yeah, we barbecued those little bastards good, didn't we.
Sadly that was just a little sarcasm lost in E-type. Even I have to appreciate courage of SOME of those that served with the axis. (Some of the brutal and cruel bass tards got what they deserved!)

Loss of human life is never really something to cheer about and we got as good as we gave. There was also a terrible civilian toll in "the big one". US did not have to endure that which the residents of London, Dresden, Hiroshima and Nagasaki did.

Why oh why is this lesson lost on nations governments is beyond me. Violence and greed is just the human plight...
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