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D-Day images...75 years ago.

Old 06-05-2019, 09:59 AM
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Old 06-05-2019, 10:12 AM
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God Bless those brave souls - thanks for sharing..
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"The Greatest Generation" They don't make 'em like that anymore...not many left of these originals.
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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ay-heroes.html

97 year old D-Day veteran jumps again
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Old 06-05-2019, 10:44 AM
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Thank God for all the brave men and women who have fought for us all. And also thank God for the invention of the camera. Awesome pics.
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Makes me think of my Grand-dad. Hero.
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Old 06-05-2019, 11:10 AM
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Bravest bastards there ever was!!

My wife's great Uncle was wounded on Omaha Beach, siad "just a scratch so I had to keep fighting." He later fought in Italy too. My Dad fought on Guam and said "war is the worst thing men can ever do". He's still right!

Crap, I get scared hitting the beach on Call of Duty World War II!! Can't imagine being 18, being on that landing craft and hearing the bullets whiz by! Then again, 18 year old me was incredibly more fearless than old me! God bless each and every one! Maybe I'll pop on Saving Private Ryan tonight in their honor - the opening scenes of them hitting the beach are overwhelming!
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My father (97 and still kicking) went ashore on d-day plus one. On d-day he was part of a group on the command ship feeding radio intelligence to the over all command staff. In his later years he has made a power point presentation that he gives at schools on his time during the war.
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I still have a hard time watching the beginning of Saving Private Ryan.

Thank you for posting these.
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Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat View Post
"The Greatest Generation" They don't make 'em like that anymore...not many left of these originals.
Thanks for sharing.....balls of steel.

Definitely the greatest generation......then came the Boomers.
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My Uncle hit the beach on D-Day. Didn't come home until it was all over.

First thing he told the family was to never ask him anything about the war.

Poor guy died in '65 of slorosis of the liver (alcoholism).

He was a very nice man.

God bless all who served.
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Thank you for sharing. My grandfather was in the 4th marine division. Growing up, I once asked him why he would NEVER go into water, whether it was a pool/ ocean/ lake, nothing. He told me that he spent 3 days in the water in the war and didn’t need to go in the water again.
He also told me a story of how he used to wrap electrical tape around his hand grenades so that he didn’t blow himself up accidentally. So he was in a fox hole and tossed a hand grenade. A minute went by and he realized what he had done. The grenade did not explode he left the tape on. The grenade was then thrown back into the fox hole where he was. He realized the tape was still wrapped around it. I asked him “wow, so what did you do papa!!”..... well I unwrapped the tape and tossed it again. The grenade didn’t come back!
There were a lot of stories that he never would talk about until he was in his later years. Unimaginable to most 17 year old kids now a-days.
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Far better men than me... God bless each and every one of them.

My father was a marine in Korea. Always said he did all the fighting this family needed to do. Didn't want his sons to go to war, but if you ever talked to him, you knew he had had been a marine in the first two minutes of conversation. Made sure it was on his gravestone too...
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Im in the middle of rewatching the documentary WW2 in HD.( because of the recent documentary thread ). There was a quote or something that stuck out to me. Someone said they werent sure if the US was ready to cross the bridge between peace time and war time. I just scoffed to myself. Yea, i think they were ready.Thanks for posting. Those images are haunting. Chris
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Very sobering photos indeed. Thanks for posting.
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I heard a story, that I remember only a few details. Not sure if it is true or not either. Supposedly Hitler got drunk, or something and forgot to order more tanks to the site. Thank God for that.
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Most of those in the first wave were engineers to clear the way.
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I heard a story, that I remember only a few details. Not sure if it is true or not either. Supposedly Hitler got drunk, or something and forgot to order more tanks to the site. Thank God for that.
sleeping pill. He could have brought the paneers down which would have not been good as most of the ally armor didn’t make it ashore. The Germans also thought it was the main assault
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Each and every one of those brave men are hero’s. The fear and terror they endured is incomprehensible. God rest their souls.
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Originally Posted by buzzellc View Post
My father (97 and still kicking) went ashore on d-day plus one. On d-day he was part of a group on the command ship feeding radio intelligence to the over all command staff. In his later years he has made a power point presentation that he gives at schools on his time during the war.
There was a news clip of a 97 yr. old veteran who did a parachute jump there today (with help). Unbelievable. A guy I used to work with who passed away about 9 yrs. ago was a member of a glider crew that got shot down during the invasion. He has a nasty shrapnel scar but he never talked about it.
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