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Old June 6th, 2009, 09:36 PM   #1
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Default D-Day June 6, 1944

As the greatest generation becomes fewer and fewer I hope and pray that this country never forgets what that generation did (military and civilian) for the world.

And, as the son of a combat wounded WWII veteran, I can honestly say that I have never been prouder of a generation of Americans.
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Old June 6th, 2009, 09:43 PM   #2
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As I've been watching the History Channel most of the day.
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Old June 6th, 2009, 09:53 PM   #3
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well said!
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Old June 6th, 2009, 09:57 PM   #4
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Yes a day to remember and a great generation of Americans. I still think the greatest American generation fought the Revolutionary War though.
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Old June 6th, 2009, 10:04 PM   #5
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i would hope that if the world need me like it did them ,i hope i can answer the call
that takes some big balls for a bunch of 18yo
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Old June 6th, 2009, 10:22 PM   #6
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This generation of 18 year old pussies and delinquents wouldn't have the nerve to storm a beach under fire. They can barely get an education and a job with mommies help.
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Old June 6th, 2009, 10:34 PM   #7
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definitely the best.

my grandfather served in pacific from start to finish
my uncle joe was in the 34th infantry in anzio
another uncle was a tank commander in the pacific
my grandmother worked in the tire factory down on jefferson
my aunt worked in the motorola plant.

thanks to all of our brave men an women
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Old June 6th, 2009, 10:35 PM   #8
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I had an uncle who scaled the cliffs of Dover as a member of Darby's Rangers and another who was there in support firing the big guns from the ships at one of the landing sights that day. Bless them all.
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Old June 6th, 2009, 11:02 PM   #9
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Two great uncles, both in the air on D-Day.
One in a P-51
One in a P-38
My great aunt was a nurse and landed on the beach right after it was secured to treat wounded.

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Old June 6th, 2009, 11:09 PM   #10
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Much of my family is also WWII vets. Hats off to any vet for that matter
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My grandpa, SSgt Barney Ware, landed on the beaches on Dday, on Utah sector. He was wounded by a piece of shrapnel in the knee. He heal up in time to return to action and head into France as a part of a division that Patton was leading. He was about 20 feet away when Patton took the infamous piss in the Rhine.

Now that I know what kind of horrors he went through, he's definitely the most respected man I had in my life. I just wish he would have lived longer to tell me more about some of the stuff he went through over there.

Most courageous generation of men there could ever be.
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Old June 7th, 2009, 12:32 AM   #12
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This is the second D-Day without my Grandfather. He earned 3 Purple Hearts, and 3 Bronze Stars. He was part of the ground invasion of france, and was wounded on the beach. He always talked about getting hit, then crawling under a Jeep, and then waking up on a ship somewhere a couple days later.

My Great Uncle was a para-trooper, He was killed in France a few days before D-Day.
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Old June 7th, 2009, 08:44 AM   #13
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My grandpa, SSgt Barney Ware, landed on the beaches on Dday, on Utah sector. He was wounded by a piece of shrapnel in the knee. He heal up in time to return to action and head into France as a part of a division that Patton was leading. He was about 20 feet away when Patton took the infamous piss in the Rhine.

Now that I know what kind of horrors he went through, he's definitely the most respected man I had in my life. I just wish he would have lived longer to tell me more about some of the stuff he went through over there.

Most courageous generation of men there could ever be.
That's one of the things about that generation that I am proudest of.......they didn't sit around pissing and moaning about the war afterward. In fact, all they wanted was to get the war over with so they could live in peace and raise families. Many WWII veterans went to their graves without ever talking about the war and the horrors. These were some tough sons-a-bitches. We should only HOPE we could be half the men they were/are.
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