have we forgotten?

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by IVE GOTTA PACKAGE 4U, Dec 7, 2014.

  1. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Nope....My dad's birthday was Dec 7th...so I still remember every year.
     
  2. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

  3. Mine was In the Pacific.
     
  4. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Terrible war... he never talked about it...the same with my dad...he fought in Vietnam.
     
  5. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    My father fought in the Battle of the Bulge (artillery).

    My step-father, a Marine, was in the seventh wave on the first day at Iwo Jima.

    My wife's father was in the Navy as a radio operator in the Pacific.

    Her step-father was in the Coast Guard on a destroyer escort in both theaters.


    None of the four ever really talked about their experiences, yet they are all heros to me.
     
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  7. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    2014-12-07-12-03-47-120468579.jpeg Unfortunately...many people have forgotten. It's disgraceful.
     
  8. Most people dont even remember 9/11.
     
  9. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    My cousin died in 9/11....he was a Manager in the Windows on the World Restaurant.
     
  10. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    What does the inscription say...can't make it out?
     
  11. Thats sad,so sorry.
     
  12. I really dont know. sadly I will never know. Never asked.
     
  13. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Yes....it was sad. He did get a few min to call his wife and say goodbye. And he called back and left a message on the machine for his two girls who had left for school at the time. A lot of people didn't even get that chance that day.
     
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  14. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Well, at least you still cared enough to keep it....it's a family heirloom.
     
  15. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    We visited the memorial on Oahu years ago and it's a sobering experience.
     
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  16. sailfish

    sailfish Having way too much fun.

    Not a chance I've forgotten.
     
  17. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    I'd like to go there once in my life....I've heard it's haunting and beautiful at the same time.
     
  18. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    ........and crowded with tourists......go early, very early.
     
  19. UPSJedi2112

    UPSJedi2112 I blast Rush in my truck.

    Both of my grandfathers fought in Europe in WWII. One of them jokes about storming the beaches at Normandy. On the ninth of June...three days after the first waves, when the beaches were pretty well secured. Still pretty cool. Those guys were way tougher than about any of us these days.
     
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