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Old 02-05-2023, 07:43 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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My dad was in the 30th Infantry Division in WWII. In August, 1944, they were surrounded by the Germans on a hill at Mortain, France, for 6 days. The only way to get medical and other supplies to them was to take the explosives out of mortar shells, pad what they were sending to them, and fire them up the hill.. The problem was them trying to find where the mortar landed by listening and a lot of what was inside was destroyed when it hit. When my dad's buddy was badly hurt by shrapnel, my dad sneaked down to where he hid their Jeep to get a bottle of Cognac he hid under the seat. But the Germans had stripped the Jeep down before he could get there. But, for making that trek to the Jeep, he received the Silver Star.
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Old 02-05-2023, 09:36 PM
 
Location: U.S.
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My dad was in the 30th Infantry Division in WWII. In August, 1944, they were surrounded by the Germans on a hill at Mortain, France, for 6 days. The only way to get medical and other supplies to them was to take the explosives out of mortar shells, pad what they were sending to them, and fire them up the hill.. The problem was them trying to find where the mortar landed by listening and a lot of what was inside was destroyed when it hit. When my dad's buddy was badly hurt by shrapnel, my dad sneaked down to where he hid their Jeep to get a bottle of Cognac he hid under the seat. But the Germans had stripped the Jeep down before he could get there. But, for making that trek to the Jeep, he received the Silver Star.
And in today’s military, that would be punishable under UCMJ for violating general order #1, no alcohol in theatre.

Every nato mission was way more fun when the other countries brought a little with them. Times have changed.
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Old 05-27-2023, 10:36 AM
 
Location: WA
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Memorial Day weekend, being thankful for all those who served.

Reading Posts, Posters have shared those who served, died, not in battle. So l'll share my deceased husband, Navy 1963-1967; my father, Army Air Corp, his two brothers Navy, a maternal uncle Army, WWII.

Remember the Star Spangled Banner, those that that kept our flag flying,against all odds

Thank you !
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Old 05-27-2023, 01:53 PM
 
Location: East Bay, San Francisco Bay Area, CA
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My late Dad served in the US Army during the Korean War, thankfully, he made it back home safely. I have several uncles, cousins and a cousin-in-law who served in the US Army, Navy and Marine Corps who all made it back home.

During the Vietnam War, I was just a young child then, I recall a few neighborhood young men, who never made it back.

My thoughts and observing a “moment of silence” to all of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms.
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Old 05-27-2023, 05:14 PM
 
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During WW-2, over 16,000 employees of my Father's railroad, the Baltimore and Ohio RR, went to war. About 480 of them died in uniform.

Over 400,000 of our service men and women died in that war.

I post these videos in remembrance of our fallen from all our wars.

Best to all at Memorial Day.

WW-2 Version

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kR7HPQM0Jgg




All wars Version

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFtN...vBic2S&index=2
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Old 10-16-2023, 08:12 PM
 
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https://www.bild.de/news/inland/news...0198.bild.html
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Old 11-11-2023, 10:12 AM
 
Location: S.Dak
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What it means,
To be an American
To believe in the promise
Of a better tomorrow,
And stand united in our efforts
To give a peaceful nation
To our children….
To honor
Each other’s differences,
And cherish the richness of our history,
Even as it continues to unfold
From sea, to shining sea…
To love deeply
Our friends
And Family, day by day,
And never take for granted
The privilege of calling ourselves
American.
~~
Thank you, American Veterans............
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Old 12-31-2023, 07:11 AM
 
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RIP.

One of the greatest and most legendary military units in American history, the forefather of today's US Army 75th Ranger Regiment.

The Marauder's had the rare distinction of every member of its unit earning the Bronze Star. In addition, all members of this unit had the tremendous honor of being retroactively awarded the highly covered Ranger tab (without ever going through the intensive school).

Russell Hamler, last of famed WWII Merrill’s Marauders, dies at age 99
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The last surviving member of World War II’s famed Merrill’s Marauders, who endured harsh conditions, malnutrition and relentless tropical disease as they fought behind Japanese enemy lines in Burma, has died.

Russell Hamler died Tuesday at a veterans hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa. He was 99.
Merrill's Marauder's history

MERRILL’S MARAUDERS, 1944 Special Operations Spearhead
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Old 12-31-2023, 01:50 PM
 
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My uncle was in the Battle of the Bulge. My dad had lost a couple fingers in his left hand and still wanted to contribute. He was in the Construction Batallion and was on paving crews at Walker Air Force Base south of Roswell. In the mid 1950's he was on paving crews at the Air Force Academy north of Colorado Springs. our family lived in the Springs for several years.


I'm proud of both of them and miss them.
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