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Old June 6th, 2016, 06:12 AM   #1
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Hats off to our ancestors

One of mine, my Uncle Joe, was a lieutenant in command of a squad that captured a farm on the way east through France. One of his men went to the barn, saw a tethered horse and was about to walk it out when my Uncle told him to stop immediately. Sure enough, the retreating Nazis had booby-trapped it. His actions saved the lives of his squad and he was given a medal.

We reached the beach....

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Old June 6th, 2016, 06:30 AM   #2
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Did someone mention a horse?

Two of my uncles (Charlie and Billy) came off the beach at Dunkerque in 1940. Charlie returned to France shortly after D-Day.

He ended up in Germany having become rich beyond the dreams of avarice:

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Old June 6th, 2016, 12:27 PM   #3
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Hats off to the men of 1944.
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Yea jumping of a boat with bullets and bombs flying at you. Hell of a thing to do.
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Some famous D-Day quotes. #7 is classic Patton.

http://heavy.com/social/2015/06/d-da...rs-eisenhower/
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“There is one great thing that you men will all be able to say after this war is over and you are home once again. You may be thankful that twenty years from now when you are sitting by the fireplace with your grandson on your knee and he asks you what you did in the great World War II, you WON’T have to cough, shift him to the other knee and say, ‘Well, your Granddaddy shoveled shit in Louisiana.'” ― General George S. Patton, Jr. to his troops on June 5, 1944


His son ( a Fort Hood recruiter ) attempted to get me to enlist ( came to the house ) when I was in high school down in Texas to join the Army since I hadn't filed an application to a college in early 1972. Nice guy, Didn't enlist, however.

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From Paul Reed @sommecourt - Ken Smith, #Normandy veteran, visiting the grave of his old school friend at Bayeux War Cemetery today.

A Facebook contact of mine, Micheal Canavan of Northern Ireland, commented on this photograph, "I have visited Bayeux, it's sad how big the site is. All the Regiments are in lines and sections. It's a tribute to those who died the high standard the graves are kept after all these years. It is very humbling walking around reading the young ages of most of the men interned there."
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How, as a scrapple eater you would have been one of the few people to see their food quality improve as a result of joining up.
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Absolutely, Bob.
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