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Old 11-11-2011, 09:32 AM
 
Location: NoVa
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I almost didn't finish reading your tribute. Kinda hard to when you're crying.

It brought back memories of my own dad.

Thank you!
Aww! I'm glad you were able to finish it, surely I didn't mean to make you cry.

It brings me such joy to share with others my life as a child, of my father. I share here nearly every day, but it is of my current life.... I imagine I should get to doing that now... =)
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Old 11-11-2011, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Mountains of Oregon
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Howdy Robyn .

Thankyou for the wonderful tribute you so eloquently wrote, for your beloved dad. I salute your dad for his service to our great country. I served in Vietnam, mostly on the Mekong River, US Navy.

When my beloved dad joined up he served in our Army Air Corp with two of his brothers. They served in WWll. Dad stayed in career Army & served in the Korean War also. He was a supply top sergeant.

I proudly grew up an Army brat. When dad was fighting in a war, we lived close to relatives, in Milwaukee, WI. I loved the beauty of the several states we lived, in the Army Fort housing. As a young tadpole i joined the Scouts & acquired the skills for proper camping & thus also began my love for fishing. We were fortunate to live in Mannheim, Germany for three years, when i was in high school. It was quite a wonderful experience.

We had a few great years living in Stillwell Park housing, Fort Ord, CA.

When i was 19 dad & the family were living in Sacramento, CA, where he was stationed at the time. Dad was laying on the floor while watching the tv. Dad had a heartattack & passed on. Noone else was home then. Dad rests in Peace, at San Bruno Military Cemetary, California.

I Salute all our Veterans & their beloved Families.
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Old 11-11-2011, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Cumberland Co., TN
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Thanks for sharing, Pikantari.
And everyone else too.
My dad was also a WWII vet. Army. He served in the Phillippine islands. He died in 1996, cancer.
My father didnt speak much about his service. When he did, the stories I remember were horrific. Something, as a child, I really had no true comprehension of. Now some of those stories still haunt me and I wonder how our soldiers cope with some of the horrors they experience.

My grandfather served in WWI, a couple great great uncles served and died in the Civil war. All my uncles served in the military, Korea and Vietnam, two never left the states. But uncle Bill lost his life in service after he (and others) fell ill after exposure to nuclear fallout from test sites. He no less died a painful death. My Uncle Bill, RIP.

http://hphotos-sjc1.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/206471_10150140542022315_610042314_6970906_3393193 _n.jpg (broken link)
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Old 11-11-2011, 10:37 AM
 
Location: NoVa
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Howdy Robyn .

Thankyou for the wonderful tribute you so eloquently wrote, for your beloved dad. I salute your dad for his service to our great country. I served in Vietnam, mostly on the Mekong River, US Navy.

When my beloved dad joined up he served in our Army Air Corp with two of his brothers. They served in WWll. Dad stayed in career Army & served in the Korean War also. He was a supply top sergeant.

I proudly grew up an Army brat. When dad was fighting in a war, we lived close to relatives, in Milwaukee, WI. I loved the beauty of the several states we lived, in the Army Fort housing. As a young tadpole i joined the Scouts & acquired the skills for proper camping & thus also began my love for fishing. We were fortunate to live in Mannheim, Germany for three years, when i was in high school. It was quite a wonderful experience.

We had a few great years living in Stillwell Park housing, Fort Ord, CA.

When i was 19 dad & the family were living in Sacramento, CA, where he was stationed at the time. Dad was laying on the floor while watching the tv. Dad had a heartattack & passed on. Noone else was home then. Dad rests in Peace, at San Bruno Military Cemetary, California.

I Salute all our Veterans & their beloved Families.
Thanks Hawk J. Thank you for your service!!! Wow, I never grew up like an Army Brat, so I know nothing about it, but it sounds like quite the adventure!

Sounds like my adult life. MOving all over the place...
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Old 11-11-2011, 11:05 AM
 
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I am remembering my grandfather too. Thank you for this thread.
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Old 11-11-2011, 12:08 PM
 
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I am remembering my grandfather too. Thank you for this thread.
Your welcome Osita, thank you for joining...
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Old 11-11-2011, 12:37 PM
 
Location: NW Indiana
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Hawk J and 2mares, thanks for sharing your stories as well.

They're all heroes in my book!
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Old 11-11-2011, 12:56 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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There is a young man I see nearly every day. He is one of my Baristas at Starbucks who just the other day began the process of enlistment to the NAVY. He is a Thespian and just a great kid. I never imagined in a million years he would join the NAVY but boy am I proud of him.

Thanks to all of our Veterans, past and present, and to the men and women of our armed forces serving today to protect our enduring freedom. Forever grateful.
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Old 11-11-2011, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Mountains of Oregon
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Old 11-11-2011, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Cumberland Co., TN
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Just wanted to add a photo of my dad durring WWII taken in the Phillippines.

http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s320x320/298694_272295402807305_100000805432830_709583_9505 67147_n.jpg (broken link)
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