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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Mitchell Rish, Jun 6, 2019.

  1. Mitchell Rish
    Joined: Jun 10, 2007
    Posts: 906

    Mitchell Rish
    from Houston MS

    Remember them today - and everyday- we owe them everything.Our freedom, our life style, our hobby, our Nation. God Bless You All.
  2. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 17,782

    from Michigan

  3. Thank you, DAD!


    And it was not just the Military. The folks at home WORKED. No whiners.


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  4. loudbang
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
    Posts: 23,453


    Thanks Pops. You are long passed but not forgotten. WWII pacific and recalled for Korea.
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  5. My dad would be 102 if he was still around, we lost him in 2013 at age 96. He wore his Veteran hat and B24 shirt almost everywhere he went. He did the N. Africa and Italy thing with the USAF and came home in 1 piece, he worked fixing B24 bombers behind the lines. Before the war he worked at Grumman Aircraft, also after for a total of 32 years. He spent some time at Fairchild Republic too when Grumman was slow.

    But all those guys, no nonsense and no BS about them. They did what would be impossible to do today if we had to do it again. They made sure we wouldn't have to do it again, not on that scale anyway.
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  6. GordonC
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,611


    I appreciate their sacrifice!
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  7. jvo
    Joined: Nov 11, 2008
    Posts: 195


    My father in law was in the first waves to hit Juno Beach on D Day. My father was taken to a work camp in Germany, and my mother wandered through farmer's fields in Holland to find a potato or a sugar beet to boil so my 3 sisters would have something to eat. We never ever want to forget those times, just in case some politician comes along that decides he wants to be a dictator or king (what's the difference, really?). Lest we forget.
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  8. Mitchell Rish
    Joined: Jun 10, 2007
    Posts: 906

    Mitchell Rish
    from Houston MS

    You are correct. Everyone did their part. They are known as the greatest generation for a reason.
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  9. lostone
    Joined: Oct 13, 2013
    Posts: 890

    from kansas

    To my grandpa who went in as a army grunt only to be captured and spent 3 yrs in a Nazi prison camp until liberated by U.S. troops.

    To a generation who thought outside of themselves and acted upon the honor and pride of being Americans, men, human beings, that despite their personal cost still stood up and carried a burden no younger generation could handle and thanks to that generation the younger generations haven't needed to bear.

    To all that served you are remembered, respected and am forever eternally grateful to you in my household.
  10. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,368

    from California

    my pop signed up and ended up in Japan where he got a purple heart. the only war story he ever told was shooting a flame thrower in the brush and having people run out on fire. doesn't sound like something I would want to do at 18 years old.
  11. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 5,521

    Bandit Billy

    No whiners, no entitlement, no participation trophies in that lot. I like to think "greatest far". I'll hold out hope that the best is yet to come, but we got a hell of a lot of work to do to get there.

    Thank you for my freedom to all who served and to all that may.
  12. Corn Fed
    Joined: May 16, 2002
    Posts: 2,619

    Corn Fed

    Cousin Herbie as he was called by my Grandmother landed on Omaha beach, made it into France, and was killed 6 days later somewhere around the River Vire. He's still there.
    Thank you Herbie.
    Cousin Herbie Tombestone.jpg
  13. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 17,782

    from Michigan

  14. woodiewagon46
    Joined: Mar 14, 2013
    Posts: 1,417

    from New York

    My Father-In Law started in Normandy and fought his way up to the Battle of the Bulge. Mostly 18 & 19 year old kids that became men over night. We all owe them our gratitude and if we see some old gent with a WWII hat on thank them and shake their hand. Bandit, sorry, but I don't share your enthusiasm of "so far". Never again will we see Americans pulling in the same direction.
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  15. rgdavid
    Joined: Feb 3, 2014
    Posts: 345


    Im British, i thank the U.S. soldiers often in my heart,
    Never underestimate what those boys gave and did.
    Heros,every one of them.
    Thanks,with a tear.
  16. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
    Posts: 10,164

    from Zoar, Ohio

    I walked that grave site. Very inspiring..
    I couldn’t help but let the tears flow.
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  17. Many of us are fortunate to be able to say that our dad was a member of the greatest generation and learned first hand why they have received all the accolades, the way they conducted themselves make them stand out and past the love of America down to us.

    The numbers are getting smaller every day, The monumental loss of young soldier's who gave their lives in that far away land on this very day shall never be forgotten. HRP
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  18. My family we're dairy farmers an never fought in the war, we feed everyone, God Bless all that served.
  19. Not to take anything away from the guys who served, they were for sure the greatest generation. But the folks at home were part of that generation too and most sacrificed in one way or another during the war and many served in civilian roles that were essential to the war effort. A couple generations later and we have a nation of clueless idiots.
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    Let’s face it the greatest generation of all time. Selfless acts to save the masses.
    Today’s generation needs safe places because of “words”
    While these guys jumped out of planes, tanks, bombs, dealt with evil eye to eye. At 19-20 years old these where men of the highest caliber.
    There have been studies done, and the sacrifices this generation made men and women just simply would not happen today.
    I salute you all my brothers.

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  21. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,016

    from Mesa, Az

    I doubt that any other generation will match them.
  22. Pats55
    Joined: Apr 29, 2013
    Posts: 236

    from NJ

    That motivated me to become a paratrooper. They were the best. They raised us right We wont see another group like them. We have our warriors now but a large part of our population of military age cant even qualify to get in to the Army. A sorry state of affairs
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  23. corncobcoupe
    Joined: May 26, 2001
    Posts: 4,630

    Staff Member

    Fellas - Please honor our veterans and leave the politics out of it..... please.

    No politics allowed.

    For those who had their post deleted for political content, please repost your honoring a veteran / minus any political comments.

    I don’t want to close this thread In honor of our veterans, but as soon as you make political comments / statements - the complaints come in.

    Thank you.
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  24. Patriotism is lacking in our society today. HRP
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    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
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    Yes that is why that era is called the greatest generation. People in the military and everyone at home did their job with no crying and whining, everyone was proud to have done a job for this great country!
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