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Day of days

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by mrblond, Jun 6, 2015.

  1. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    How many of you guys are able to go and shoot your M1s or M1 carbines today on this day that6 everyone in America as well as Europe should take a pause and give thanks.
     
  2. CoastRange57

    CoastRange57 Western Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Seems like the day was completely lost on most Americans and especially the fing media. Did not even see a lot of flags at half staff.

    My father went ashore at Normandy D Day +1.

    RIP Donald G XXXXX 1910 - 1993. Cpl. US ARMY
     
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  3. forefathersrback

    forefathersrback Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    CoastRange57: Sounds like your family has chewed some foreign real estate, past and present. Our thanks.
     
  4. jblake00

    jblake00 North Oregon Coast Active Member

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    My buddy and I went out and shot my Garand today. Made a point to talk to my kids about today's significance. Found it disturbing that google didn't mention anything at all about remembering D-Day on their homepage when I looked for pictures to show the kids.
     
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  5. BoonDocks36

    BoonDocks36 Oregon, in the boondocks Christian. Conservative. Male.

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    I quit using google, when I realized they have no sense of Patriotism, as well as being biased towards or against (however you wish to view it) the Christian Faith.

    Proove this, one might ask!!!!

    Look at their page on Independence Day, AKA "the Fourth of July" Or Christmas... Veterans Day... Easter....

    IOW, do not accept it for or on, my say so. Spend some time on the issue.

    Then switch to https://www.ixquick.com which was the First Real privacy oriented search engine.

    The Only thing I use google for is UTUBE, because they bought it outright.

    Realize, by search & study, that google is not a friend to Patriots, then decide what you want to do.

    This Patriot shares what he knows, about our Enemies...

    philipism for the day: "I have come to Realize, that I am Not Paranoid.
    Only, Very, Very Annoyed ". :mad:
     
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  6. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Appleseed event was Saturday and Sunday at DRRC
    Mr IronBar shot his Garand both days.
    I was RSOing, and observed him both days.
     
  7. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    My granddad was there with the 2nd at Dday +2 and my great uncle was there at D Day -1 with the 101st. Neither of them would talk about the war and all my uncle would say about Bastogne was that it was cold.
     
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  8. CoastRange57

    CoastRange57 Western Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Your thanks are appreciated.

    I missed the boat on military service. Walked into a recruiters office in spring of 1975 at 18 years old with a private pilots license with complex rating and a bit short of my instrument rating. They kind of laughed at me and said we were sending more 1500 combat turbine hour pilots home each month than the industry could possibly absorb, and being an only child and with 20/20 corrected (glasses) should probably think about something other than than the military.

    My draft number had came up # 1 in 1974, but they did away with the draft then. The job prospects for non military trained commercial pilots was pretty poor at the time, so I went to another career elsewhere.

    My boys picked up the slack pretty good. I am very proud of their service, but I never want to again know the feeling of having 2 in Iraq and Afghanistan at the same time, with another on MEU ship in the Gulf. Those were some pretty tense days. They are 100 times the young man I was at that age.
     
  9. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    I watch Band of Brothers every June 6th now.
     
  10. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    Sucks though when you think that they are all gone but a few. I think from the show, only Don Malarky is still alive and here in Salem.

    There is also, only 17 members total left of E company of the 506th PIR.
     
  11. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    They saved our nation yet today are forgotten, sacrifice should be done only for those who appreciate what you do.