06-06-2019, 07:28 AM
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  • Garb
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My father landed on Normandy and in his passing years only then started to talk of the atrocities he witnessed.

My respect to all who gave their  souls on that day. 

R.I.P.  heroes all.

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 06-06-2019, 07:31 AM
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Well said.

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 06-06-2019, 07:34 AM
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I don't know what my uncles saw. One was a mechanic for the bombers and in England. Another was on a LST. Both are gone now and they never talked about it. Except Spam. The first uncle wouldn't touch it, but that happens when you eat it every day. He did mention that. Biggrin

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 06-06-2019, 07:44 AM
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  • Garb
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Funny about spam. My father wouldn't touch the stuff either.

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 06-06-2019, 08:10 AM
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  • Johnny
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Something I hope they never erase from the history books.  The man standing next to Ike with the black face on is from Wausau, WI.  He landed at Normandy and made it through the war and passed away three years ago at the age of 92.

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 06-06-2019, 08:25 AM
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  • Rufus
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My father was there on Juno Beach with the 2nd Canadian Armoured Brigade. After that he was in northwestern Europe through the end of the war. He first landed in Europe in December 1939, but he never talked about his 6 years at war. Sadly he is long gone so I’ll never know what his experience was like. I do have all his honours and campaign medals and decorations and his service record, but not his personal reflections and experiences.

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 06-08-2019, 09:25 AM
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  • MaxP
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There were, indeed, much of "the greatest generation."

I, like many of you, am VERY grateful for their service and sacrifices.

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 06-12-2019, 01:40 AM
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  • Mouser
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My uncle, godfather, was, and my memory might be off on his exact duties, the radio man and waist gunner on the bombers flying missions out of England. My info on the following is decades old but he lent  both his leather flight jacket and helmet to the Smithsonian and they are rotated on display.
My old man was taking beaches and slogging through the jungle in the Pacific.

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