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Old 06-06-2019, 08:48 AM   #1
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75 years ago, the beaches of Normandy ran red with the blood of Allied troops. We owe those men a great debt for saving the world.
I grew up in total awe of the WWII veterans. I feel the same today, and that feeling will follow me to my grave.
It somewhat saddens me to see the old D-Day survivors on TV, many shriveled and wheelchair bound. Now, it's hard to imagine, but just a few years before I was born, that old man just may have been one bad-assed MF.
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Thank you as well I got up very early and watched the whole tribute, very humbling.
It really hit me when I heard that 90% of the first to hit the beach were killed.
D Day changed this world and I am very. grateful to all of you who have defended this COUNTRY
God Bless each of you
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A Friend of my Fathers who we would go Antelope hunting with fought in North Africa then on to Italy where 90 plus on the landing force did not live through it also.
A very very Nice Man and very Humble.
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My uncle was in North Africa as a machine gunner under Patton. He was captured there, and spent the rest of the war in German POW camps. Dad said it was quite some time before they knew if he was dead or alive.
As a kid, he always kinda scared me, as he was the tallest of my Dad's brothers, a state trooper (Smokey the Bear hat), and seemed more surly than the rest of our Irish family. He came over to the house the night before I left for Boot Camp and gave me some advice that proved invaluable, but at the time I thought 'what the hell?' That advice was: "Never lose your sense of humor. That will get you through way more tough times than physical strength." As life has moved along, Uncle Bob and Dad passed on, I've realized how valuable that little tidbit was.
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