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  1. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5
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    The significance of the date:
    Somehow, the "media" seems to have overlooked this anniversary, as I saw nothing of it on this AM's news programming.

    Many brave Americans made the ultimate sacrifice on this day in '44. Many Canadians, and British too.
    They should not be forgotten.
    Please teach your children of their selfless actions, and the freedoms preserved because of them.
     
  2. elsullo

    elsullo
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    I only get basic cable, but there is absolutely nothing on today, June 6, regarding D-Day, WWII, or military ANYTHING! Cheeze, not even a viewing of "The Longest Day" on Fox 12! Maybe Andy Rooney will finally quit "60 Minutes" in disgust.........................elsullo :(
     
  3. Wheeler44

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    Today is my anniversary....I wanted to never forget the date.....The man who raised me was there.....
     
  4. elsullo

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    I want to mention a couple of old guys I worked with in the 1980s. They were just "good-old-boys", hometown buddies from Albany, Oregon who enlisted together to fight Hitler. I am sorry to say that I don't remember their outift, but they fought in every major battle all across Europe, after landing in Normandy on D-Day. They still were slightly aggrieved that in four years of service they never got a single day of leave!

    They never bragged, or even brought up their service history. Lunchtime discussion usually was of current political events, and only sometimes veered into their experiences in WWII. I could never get them to talk about the Battle of the Bulge; they would not speak of it.

    Their basic attitude about their military experience was a sort of bewilderd reverence---they were still comletely amazed that they had even survived all of the **** that they had been through. Naturally, they would never think of calling themselves heros. But I do.........................elsullo :thumbup:
     
  5. Stomper

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    If its the same guys I'm thinking of, they were part of Co. E of the 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment assigned to the 101st Airborne Division... (Band of Brothers) I saw them in a newspaper article pinned to a wall in the mechanical room of a Kaiser Hospital a few months ago.
     
  6. elsullo

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    I read that article too, and no, it's not them. They are two OTHER heros from Albany, Oregon, which has its fair share of heros! Albany still maintains the largest Veteran's Day parade West of the Mississippi.........................elsullo :thumbup:
     

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