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May 25, 2020 - 3:52:10 AM
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5836 posts since 8/3/2012

The Fallen


 

May 25, 2020 - 6:24:15 AM
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1428 posts since 7/14/2004

Remembering a family member today. Died on Guadalcanal at age 20. Buried in the South Pacific.


 

May 25, 2020 - 6:51:33 AM
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"All gave some, some gave all". It is never a bad time to thank a veteran, but today is specifically set aside to honor those who "gave all". Thank You!

May 25, 2020 - 8:30:28 AM
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Texasbanjo (Moderator)

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24476 posts since 8/3/2003

My next door neighbor was killed in Viet Nam while in a helicopter trying to save some injured soldiers. We still remember him on this day.

May 25, 2020 - 8:30:33 AM
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figmo59

USA

31325 posts since 3/5/2008

Donald Walsh...
Vietnam..

Would not carry a rifle.. died in combat as a Medic..
True to ..His convictions..
A Hero..
N ...a famahly friend....
R.I.P. Donnie.....

May 25, 2020 - 9:34:53 AM
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5836 posts since 8/3/2012

Walter Baldwin
Bombardier, 8th Air Force
my would-be uncle

Shot down returning from a bombing raid over Germany.
It was his 21st birthday.
He lies somewhere in the English Channel.

May 25, 2020 - 1:23:39 PM
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I’ve spent some time with some of your boys, there’s some thoughts and wishes from this side of the pond too.

May 25, 2020 - 1:29:28 PM
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5836 posts since 8/3/2012

Much appreciated, Jonty.

May 25, 2020 - 1:31:11 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by Wet Spaniel

I’ve spent some time with some of your boys, there’s some thoughts and wishes from this side of the pond too.


Thanks Jonty ...... most of us certainly have not forgotten the sacrifice your fellow countrymen made.  We salute them as well.

 

IN FLANDER'S FIELDS

(John Macrae)

In Flanders fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses, row on row,

    That mark our place; and in the sky

    The larks, still bravely singing, fly

Scarce heard amid the guns below.

 

We are the Dead. Short days ago

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,

    Loved and were loved, and now we lie,

        In Flanders fields.

 

Take up our quarrel with the foe:

To you from failing hands we throw

    The torch; be yours to hold it high.

    If ye break faith with us who die

We shall not sleep, though poppies grow

        In Flanders fields.

Edited by - BanjoLink on 05/25/2020 13:33:29

May 25, 2020 - 6:24:47 PM
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2064 posts since 10/17/2013

I took this photo of my grandpa’s grave, two years ago today.

I am so grateful for his sacrifice!


 

May 26, 2020 - 2:20:16 AM
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We sing the Star Spangled Banner at our remembrance service every November to honour two US airmen who died near here during WW2.


 

May 26, 2020 - 10:08:40 AM
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rinemb

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12318 posts since 5/24/2005

quote:
Originally posted by Wet Spaniel

We sing the Star Spangled Banner at our remembrance service every November to honour two US airmen who died near here during WW2.


Thank you, brad

May 26, 2020 - 10:23:57 AM
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rinemb

USA

12318 posts since 5/24/2005

It has been a sad memorial weekend for my family.  My aunt, nearly a second mother to me, died last week.  She will rest beside my uncle who lost his leg at Chosin.   It's too wet, muddy and rainy to go an hour's drive too to where both sides of my clan are all buried, including my dad, a Marine, in WWII.  The pic is of the stone of my grandfather's first wife, buried here in my town.  As you can see she died quite young, so to deal with his grief my gf joined up and served as a sapper in wwi. Story is, he volunteered for every behind the lines operations and went into every tunnel located to blow it up.  He had no intention of surviving.  Luckily he did, came home and married my grandmother.  Peace and rest and jobs well done. For those who fought, and those that rest with them.  Brad

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