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Old 06-09-2011, 02:44 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) Mighty forces are gathering in the northeast corner of Oklahoma, and they're itching for a fight. They're well-organized, high-spirited and heavily armed -- with paintball guns.

In one of the largest paintball games in the world, some 3,000 people will relive the events of June 6, 1944, D-Day, when German-occupied France was invaded by Allied Forces, marking a turning point in World War II.

Marking D-Day with massive paintball battle - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110606/od_nm/us_oklahoma_paintball;_ylt=Ai_hor_KTOTxtkXDHCJOfT3 tiBIF;_ylu=X3oDMTJyMXJoZDdmBGFzc2V0A25tLzIwMTEwNjA 2L3VzX29rbGFob21hX3BhaW50YmFsbARwb3MDMTQEc2VjA3luX 2FydGljbGVfc3VtbWFyeV9saXN0BHNsawNtYXJraW5nZC1kYXk- - broken link)
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Old 07-08-2011, 06:15 AM
 
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That sounds interesting...
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Old 07-08-2011, 01:51 PM
 
Location: A Land Not So Far Away
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Talk about marking your territory......


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Old 07-08-2011, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Valparaiso, IN
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OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) – Mighty forces are gathering in the northeast corner of Oklahoma, and they're itching for a fight. They're well-organized, high-spirited and heavily armed -- with paintball guns.

In one of the largest paintball games in the world, some 3,000 people will relive the events of June 6, 1944, D-Day, when German-occupied France was invaded by Allied Forces, marking a turning point in World War II.

Marking D-Day with massive paintball battle - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110606/od_nm/us_oklahoma_paintball;_ylt=Ai_hor_KTOTxtkXDHCJOfT3 tiBIF;_ylu=X3oDMTJyMXJoZDdmBGFzc2V0A25tLzIwMTEwNjA 2L3VzX29rbGFob21hX3BhaW50YmFsbARwb3MDMTQEc2VjA3luX 2FydGljbGVfc3VtbWFyeV9saXN0BHNsawNtYXJraW5nZC1kYXk- - broken link)
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A giant paintball match sounds like a lot of fun, under other circumstances. However, I don't think one of the saddest days in our nation's history should be commemorated with a GAME. More than 9,000 American soldiers were killed or wounded that day. It led to Allied victory, but what an enormous price was paid. I suspect the vast majority of those 3,000 paintball players have no idea what D-Day was all about. Supposedly, it's a huge re-enactment of the event, but I just think that most of the participants will be in it for fun and won't really understand the purpose of it.

Interesting story, John.
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Old 07-08-2011, 08:55 PM
 
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A giant paintball match sounds like a lot of fun, under other circumstances. However, I don't think one of the saddest days in our nation's history should be commemorated with a GAME. More than 9,000 American soldiers were killed or wounded that day. It led to Allied victory, but what an enormous price was paid. I suspect the vast majority of those 3,000 paintball players have no idea what D-Day was all about. Supposedly, it's a huge re-enactment of the event, but I just think that most of the participants will be in it for fun and won't really understand the purpose of it.

Interesting story, John.
Thank u Pam for the education. It is good
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