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June 6th 1944

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by windyflat, Jun 6, 2013.

  1. windyflat

    windyflat Member

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    Thank you!
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  2. rpeerless

    rpeerless Well-Known Member

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    Against all odds, men of courage fought for you and I.
     
  3. drgondog

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    My father flew his first combat mission on the day and shot down his first German aircraft that afternoon. He would become the fastest ace, and Gropu Commander of the 355th FG out of Steeple Morden, England

    My uncle went up the cliffs at Pont d'hoc with 2nd Rangers, another went in to St mere Iglese with 504PIR..

    God Bless 'em, All that fell and all still alive.
     
  4. HSLDS

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    That was my mom's 18th birthday. She died a few years ago, but I always remember the date - for BOTH reasons.

    As always, thanks to all who served.
     
  5. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    God Bless all of them! The Bravest of the Brave
     
  6. Fox32

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    drgondog, Read Rudder's Rangers. About James Earl Rudder and leand the 2nd Rangers up Point Du Hoc. A GREAT read. They are truly The Greatest Generation.
     
  7. vdt

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    they fought and dead for our freedom ,GOD BLESS
     
  8. Catpower

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    Great men that helped make the country was it is/was

    We need to keep up the fight domestically, and stop the tyrant that is trying to ruin this great country
     
  9. steele

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    My Hero, my Dad, was 16 years years old & was on the 2nd assault wave on Normandy. He is still my hero & everyday with him is like Christmas for me.
    Butch from Pgh
     
  10. avery53

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    Sadly, most of these guys are gone now, including my dad. They ARE the greatest generation. Thanks
     
  11. drgondog

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    Parkerguy - I've read it, met him, almost went to A&M but Tea Sipper at last moment.

    My Uncle on mother's side, Dr. Joe Hilsman was senior physician with 2nd Ranger Battalion and went with everybody up Pointe Du Hoc - and all the way to Auschwitz. He is still alive, retired but still a consultant as one of the top Internal medicine guys in the South...