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Old 12-07-2010, 09:48 AM
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Lets all remember "December 7th 1941" and give thanks to the "Great Generation" Tom
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Old 12-07-2010, 10:01 AM
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Yes...Thank you to all the people that defended us in World War II.

Here is a good place to find some unique stories about Pearl Harbor:

[link=http://www.tincan.us/]Tin Can Sailors[/link]

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Old 12-07-2010, 10:01 AM
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prop wash
that almost looks like a photo of an APA and Grunts(USMC) during Vietnam .
Dec. 7 ,1943 the USS Wisconsin was launched ,USMC were 'licking their wounds" from the battle of Tarawa nov 23rd 1943
I was 11 months old and lost a uncle during the battle of Tarawa.
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Propwash did you edit your original post?
Old 12-07-2010, 10:40 AM
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My dad was a Pearl Harbor survivor. Most people aren't aware that on the 50th anniversary congress minted a special coin for survivors. My dad was dieing from stomach cancer and was awarded the medal by congressman Sasser's aid at my dads home in Tennessee. Because of my dads condition the congressman was able to expedite the process. It was one of my proudest achievements to be able to do this for my dad.

He was in the 25th Infantry at Schoefield barracks when the Japs straffed the barracks that Sunday morning.
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My Father and all five of his brothers served in WWII. They all saw combat, and they all came home. My Father was in the 5th Regiment of the 1st Cavalry Division as a B.A.R. gunner. He was a member of the "Flying V" of the 1st Cavalry Div. From Camp Ord, CA., to New Guinea, to Los Negros, Leyte, Luzon, and into Manilla and the Santo Tomas POW Camp, then on to be one of the first in Tokyo at the end of the Great WWII. Pearl Harbor was the driving force that caused the "Greatest Generation" to defeat the Axis of Evil! May God bless them for having the guts to save us all from tyranny and oppression. We have some pretty great Americans serving today to continue keeping us free. My sons are among them. When you see a soldier thank them for their service. It means a lot. I know, as I am a retired military Combat Veteran.
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Old 12-07-2010, 04:48 PM
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I have been working on a replica of the ship my dad was on in ww II , a fletcher class destroyer the ship is done but I have to paint it to match his ship, I am very proud of him, his health is really failing, soon the best generation will be gone.......
Old 12-07-2010, 05:59 PM
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Joe,yes I did edit the first post.I put my birth year [1943] in then went in to watch "In Harms Way" with John Wayne,when I thought "What date did I put in the post" DUH!!
The pic of the Ship is the "USS Renvile",taken in [I think] 1963. Tom, SEMPER FI
Flak I carried a BAR , what a great weapon that was,"HEAVY" 20.5 LBS and carried 13 magazines.
My Uncle Bob served on the USS ST LOUIS [cruiser] and was in the battle of Leyte gulf ,Coral Sea and one other.My Uncle Bill was in Airborne and landed on Sicily was wounded and spent the rest of the war in a German prison camp.My Uncle Gene was in the USMC in between the WWII and Korea.My brother [oldest] was in during Korea,my next brother was in the USMC and I was in just prior to Viet Nam[got out the day it started.I have one nephew was in the USMC. My Grandson is now in the Indiana National guard,his sister and her husband are both in the Airforce and in Germany now,my youngest Granson is in the Colorado Civil Air Patrol[freshman in HS]My oldest daughter was in the Army,and my son-in-law was in the USAF.WHEW!!
I know there is a couple more but can't remember.OOPS My father -in-law was in the USMC before and during WWII
How proud of this country I am. As Benjamin Franklin said after a woman asked him what the signing of the Constitution had given us and he said"A REPUBLIC,If you can KEEP it"
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Flak, please thank your sons for me personally. It's an all volunteer military now days and they didn't have to serve and we all appreciate that. When I left Viet Nam there was steel wire over the windows of the bus that transported us to Ton Son Nut airbase. It was there to keep hand grenades from crashing through the windows. When I arrived back in the states, there was steel wire over the windows of the bus that transported us to the Presideo in San Francisco. That steel wire was to keep the rocks and tomatoes from crashing through the windows from the protesters. I volunteered and was proud to do it but it was a strange dichotomy between the buses and the protesters. I had gone from carrying bleeding bodies in my Huey and washing the blood off the floor to watching a tomato smash into the bus and run down the window. Similar but different.

I appreciate their service but I don't appreciate the emails that demand "If you support our troops please forward this". As if there is someone out there that don't appreciate what they are doing. I personally have never run across anyone that doesn't support our troops and I don't forward an email that demands I do it or I am not patriotic.

Your family has a strong military background that you and your sons can be very very proud of.

Thank you for sharing.
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Semper Fi
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I would like to personally thank each & every soldier for their service to our country. It brings tears to my eyes to think of the sacrifices they have made, in ALL theaters of service.
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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VqQAf74fsE[/youtube]

No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory.
FDR



I give thanks to the men and women that have laid down there lives so my family and myself can be free. Every year before we say grace at dinner, I tell my children about pearl harbor. We say a prayer and thank the men that have laid down there lives for the rest of us. It saddens me to think of the trapped young men in those ships waiting to die. God bless them and God bless america, may we never forget.


This one always gives me goose bumps

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poc9-L_9DxE&feature=player_embedded#![/youtube]



Dear Madam,

I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant General of Massachusetts that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on the field of battle.

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any words of mine that would attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering to you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save.

I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved, lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,

Abraham Lincoln
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I appreciate this thread. My oldest son will be home from the middle east December 31. USS Winston Churchill out chasing pirates off Somalia dn carrier escort duty. My youngest son is an Air Force VC-22 Osprey pilot.

Thanks to everyone who remembers our service men. Two of them belong to me.
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I just finished and test flew my new Skyshark P40 in "Pearl Harbor" color scheme last weekend. I didn't snap that Tuesday was "Pearl Harbor Day". My hats off to all who who served there that "day of remorse". Thanks, Paul
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Old 12-12-2010, 11:52 AM
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JS tell your sons that we are proud of them and thank them.Tom

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