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D-Day 70th Anniversary. May we never forget.

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by CAL30M1, Jun 6, 2014.

  1. CAL30M1

    CAL30M1 Longview, WA Active Member

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    Just thought some of you might enjoy this.
     
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    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    CAL30M1 Longview, WA Active Member

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    Amazing story and excellent photography. Stunning. Your grandfather seems like a great man and we all owe him our gratitude. The photo in space was amazing as well, btw.

    Very, very cool. I'm glad you shared this.

    Bob

     
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    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I saw a follow up to that and it said he took that bottles of sand he collected back to a hospital and gave it to some Vets that stormed those beaches. He wasn't collecting it for himself.

    Truely amazing that a lot of these guys were only about 19 years old.

    It's rare you find people that did this and i've met a couple of them and it always thrills me to talk to them. I listen and looking amazement. These guys are the men of men. The greatest generation and it's fading fast.
     
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    Boomer50 Portland Member

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    Years ago I worked with a couple of WWII vets, hometown pals who ended up in the same unit for the entire war. Over a lot of lunch hours I got them to tell me a little, though like all real heroes they were fairly shy and reluctant to bring much of it up. They were still grumpy about going an entire four years without a single leave! They were also still in awe that they had even survived. They admitted that they had landed on D Day. Other than that they always refused to talk about that day.
     
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