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Today, Let Us All Remember The Heroism & Sacrifice Of The Greatest Generation 76 Years Ago !!




















Bravery Doesn't Mean You Aren't Scared...It Means You Run Towards The Jaws Of Death Anyway !!

God Bless The Greatest Generation !!

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I see that Josh Gates has a D-Day program tonight on the Discovery Channel at 7 PM CST.
 

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My mother may have worked on that P-38,after she died I got all her old photo albums & in one of them was a newspaper article w/her & a girl fiend wearing overalls pictured being checked in @ the Lockheed security gate by a guard,they were the 1st two women hired to work there.Her girl friend was a Pearl Harbor widow.
 

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It's sad that for the first time no D-Day veterans were present for the commemoration events in Normandy. Besides Covid-19 restrictions age and infirmity has caught up with the few veterans of one of the most important and critical events of all time. In our lifetime we're going to see WWII pass from living history to recorded history.
 

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The last WWII veteran I knew passed away a few years ago at 92. The only person left who experienced that war is my mother.She was a kid in the UK at the time and will be 89 in a few months. We’ve been discussing the war quite frequently in the last year. My father had been an adult on the continent back then and told me quite a few stories through the years,but time marches on.
 

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I remember sitting by the radio w/my granma & granpa the morning of Dec. 8 listening to Pres. Roosevelt declare war on Japan,the radio cabinet was solid walnut w/sliding doors on the front u had to open to dial the radio, it was made back in the early '30's,I still have that old radio cabinet in my dining room,the radio don't work anymore but it's a nice old antique.
 

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Sad to say, but I'm guessing that some of the politically-correct folk in our country would find the Mohawk haircut and war paint to be offensive.
They absolutely would. And those same people would take up for the anarchist, rioters and looters that are destroying many of our used to be great, "Blue" cities.
 

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I had a bunch of uncles in WWII. This uncle I was the closest too. He was 82nd AB 320th Field Artillery glider Battalion. He started out in North Africa but on D Day was wounded on a bad landing where only he and one other guy lived out of thirteen! He remained a bachelor his life. He had PTSD and committed suicide in 1973. I have his flag, medals and write up`s hanging on a wall. The last time I seen him he told me I was going to inherit some money and he ordered me to blow it on something I always wanted to do and that he wished he had. I bought a airplane.
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My brother was with the 55th Fighter Group, 8th Air Force. Here is a photo of a B-26 that landed at tneir base to refuel and rearm:



While the 8th AF was a bomber escort unit, the 55th did fly some close support missions. Here a bpmbed up P-38:








Bob Wright
 
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