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Dustbowl, Great Depression B-17 Pilot - Turned 91 Today

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by doc540, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. doc540

    doc540

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    Dad

    tough old bird still barking orders

    no college, bootstraps, never heard him complain about anything

    took him ten years to work his way up from the stockroom to president of a bank

    liked fast airplanes, dangerous hunts, and women

    THE most honest man I've ever known.

    Happy Birthday, SIR!

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  2. .264 magnum

    .264 magnum CLM

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  4. DrMaxit

    DrMaxit Dirtbag Airman

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    Damn fine Sir. Glad to have him around. Happy Birthday!
     
  5. mrmedina

    mrmedina NRA Member

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    I raise a toast to your dad.............:birthday::cheers:
     
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    Unfortunately, I don't think I am worthy enough to step up to this fine citizen and tell him ANYTHING :), except thank you, thank you, thank you.

    :cool:
     
  7. BicycleDay43

    BicycleDay43 00 Buck dude

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    What i'd give to have an hour long conversation with someone like your father. I'm definitely humbled when I speak to great men like that.

    Sent from the bridge of an Imperial Star Destroyer
     
  8. SmokeRoss

    SmokeRoss GTDS Member #49

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    As a member of the 2nd Bomb Group, I have a list of current members. Was able to talk with the pilot who flew my Uncles plane in WWII. Also wrote many letters back and forth with the Togglier/Bombadier. Couldn't talk with him since he was deaf. Awesome stories from those men who were so young when they went to war and did such amazing things. Hats off to all of them.
     
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    :agree:
     
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    Happy birthday to your dad!!!
     
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    skorper harborrat

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    I'll go ahead and say another "Happy birthday Sir!"
     
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    robin303 Helicopter Nut

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