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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by G19Tony, Jun 6, 2020.
History at its finest.
Amen brother. Thanks for posting Tony. I hate to admit it, but it would have escaped me.
Very justifiable when those guys are referred to as The Greatest Generation.
Valiant men and women
A Most Important Date.
The Greatest Generation that did nothing less then save the world.
Understandable. There is a lot going on.
I am always astounded at the sacrifice and loss of those brave men
It was my honor to know one of those men who hit the beach at Normandy. He never talked about it, but one day he got very drunk at my house and did tell me about it. He survived it by attempting to swim under water back to England. When he looked back he saw that the battle had turned and the allies had control of the beach. He then turned around and swam to the beach. He took the boots off a dead body as well as a rifle, and rejoined the battle. He saw too much action and was a little nuts, but still a nice guy, if you understood him. He drew a disability check for the damage done to his mind. He died years ago. He asked his son to call me and let me know after he passed away. That was an honor. He was like a father to me. I miss him.
Yes, Tony this is an important anniversary.
It is also the anniversary of the Battle of Midway, which turned the tide in the Pacific.
WW II was the high point for this country in its' existence.
We are witnessing its' demise at this time.
Thank God for the brave men of D-Day and all the veterans since then up to today serving the USA.
Ms. gamboolgals father was in the 501 PIR, HQ 3, 3rd Battalion and was part of the original 101st from Toccoa all the way thru the war. He was in every major battle and was never wounded.
We lost Mr. Beam in 2008.
We lost his wife and ms gamboolgals mother in Nov of 2019. Ms. Beam kept up with the 101st thru the organization for the wives and family of the men. And thru her we did too.
End of an era.....
White privilege at its best.
You might like the 2 photos in this article, from the war to end all wars.
My adopted Dad was in WWI and 20 years later in WWII.
I remember him talking about cute girls with trays of doughnuts for the troops, I remember those doughnut Dollies when I was in the Military.
Forest Guth of Easy Company 76 years ago at Marmion Farm, Normandy. Second pic, same location, was taken 3 years ago as my 2 boys and I took a "Band of Brothers D-Day Tour" of the Normandy sites.
I didn’t think about it till I read the post. Thanks for the reminder.
Thank a Vet if you can ...
Here's to those who kept us FREE!