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Old 01-02-2024, 07:03 PM
 
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I thought this personal story might interest some of you.


He Was Ready to Die, but Not to Surrender
“When I signed up for this mission, I realized that most likely I would die,” he recalled. “I was ready to die in battle, but morally I was not ready to surrender.”
He knew his plan might sound a little crazy, but at the time, he was convinced he had a better chance of surviving by hiding out than by surrendering himself to Russians, whose widespread abuse of prisoners of war was well known to Ukrainian troops.
So he knocked a hole in a wall to get to a small tunnel, stashed some supplies and made plans to stay hidden for 10 days, hoping that the Russians who had taken control of the ruined plant would let down their guard by then, allowing him to creep through the ruins unnoticed and make his way into the city he once called home.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/ready-die...160936921.html
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Old 01-07-2024, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Atlanta Metro
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Great story and truly reflects the spirit of the Ukrainian forces fighting for their homeland.
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Old 01-07-2024, 12:38 PM
 
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Great story and truly reflects the spirit of the Ukrainian forces fighting for their homeland.

Plus one! Cida--Thank you!
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Old 01-09-2024, 10:37 AM
 
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Great story and truly reflects the spirit of the Ukrainian forces fighting for their homeland.
Can't wait to view the movie.

May take a few years. Here is one about a US Airforce pilot. Escaping.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNm9Tzo5rvI
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Old 02-08-2024, 04:50 PM
 
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Great story and truly reflects the spirit of the Ukrainian forces fighting for their homeland.
Against terrible odds.

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Old 02-13-2024, 05:18 PM
 
Location: WMU D1, NH
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Can't wait to view the movie.

May take a few years. Here is one about a US Airforce pilot. Escaping.
Slight correction.

Dieter Dengler was Navy.
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