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Old 06-27-2015, 04:14 PM   #1
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WWII Tribute to a Brave Man.

This is a video recently created by his Grand Daughter in memory of his passing away. He was a WWII Sgt who was assigned to Chelveston England and flew B-17G bombers as a side gunner.
Was shot down and was POW until the end of the war.
All the transcripts are from his memoirs.
A great living tribute to all that have served and paid the ultimate price.

https://youtu.be/YT2eUbWmMfc
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Old 06-27-2015, 05:07 PM   #2
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I only wish that his grand daughters generation, understand the meaning of what America was and only through the Grace of God, can rise again. Cross your fingers, because based on this past week of "events", I'm not sure it's possible. God Bless America and God Bless the Greatest Generation, we so need you now.
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Old 06-27-2015, 06:51 PM   #3
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Old 06-28-2015, 12:13 PM   #5
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Tribute to a Brave man

Excellent story, so heartfelt! Thank You for sharing it.
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Old 06-28-2015, 01:08 PM   #6
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Boy Iggy, that was wonderful. I am not ashamed to say it brought some tears. The granddaughter must be a great one!
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Old 06-28-2015, 01:24 PM   #7
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Great story! Nothing but total respect for him!
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Old 06-28-2015, 01:42 PM   #8
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Very, very well told. Both our Countries have a new crop of Veterans to appreciate now and the old guard have shown the way and passed the flags on to other outstretched hands. Thank you old and young. Here's to those who have given and to those who are still giving.
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Old 06-28-2015, 02:42 PM   #9
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i seriously doubt we will ever see a generation of Americans, like the Greatest Generation.

they endured and survived the Great Depression, yet stepped up when our country called them, to fight against terrible evil on a global scale.
they endured two of the worst times in America's history, yet after WWII, built America into the strongest and best country in the world.

we Americans will never be able to fully thank them for their service and sacrifice.
there are so few of them left.
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i seriously doubt we will ever see a generation of Americans, like the Greatest Generation.

they endured and survived the Great Depression, yet stepped up when our country called them, to fight against terrible evil on a global scale.
they endured two of the worst times in America's history, yet after WWII, built America into the strongest and best country in the world.

we Americans will never be able to fully thank them for their service and sacrifice.
there are so few of them left.
Very well said. Being as I couldn't say this any better. I will just ad that there are those in my generation (the grandchildren of these great individuals)who have nothing but respect for this generation and all who have served and sacrificed throughout history and present day.
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Amen. This is Mrs. Old Car. My Dad is 92 and one of those from the Greatest Generation, serving in both WWII and Korea. I'm very proud of him and all those who served both then and now. He rarely talks about his time in the service, but proudly wears a WWII/Korean Veteran ball cap I bought him in Branson, MO at the museum there almost every day. Just last night at dinner in a local restaurant, a young woman came up to him and thanked him for his service when she saw his cap.
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I also have great respect for those who fought for the freedoms i have today,and way of life. but also remember there was more than just americans died in battle.
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Truly a member of the Greatest Generation. Thank you so much for sharing this. I will also share that my sister-in-law has written a wonderful book about Glen King. He is 91 years old and shares his story with school children as part of their history classes. The book is "No Ordinary Life" by Sue Johnpeter and is available on Amazon.
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Thread cleanup of earlier arguments has been done. Let's stay on topic.
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Thanks for sharing this powerful glimpse into the unthinkable.
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