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Ww2 vet
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mud    Posted 12-06-2004 at 15:12:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
my friends father has been recently diagnosed with alzheimers.

we had supper with all of the family sat. night.

somehow afterward his memory got pried loose and he spoke in great detail about being in the 5th. army 10th mountain division. went in to italy at the heal and came out at the border of yugoslavia.

we sat spellbound as he spoke of his experiences.

his oldest boy told me the following day that his father came home with 3 bronze stars, and his silver star was his ticket home.

this is the 2nd. time in 3 months that i have had the honor of sitting with an old vet when he opened up.



the pink panther    Posted 12-06-2004 at 17:12:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
........nice that you had that chance.i eat breakfast with an old gentleman that is a ww 2 vet.one morning he told me he was in europe during the war. i asked him when he got over there.he said june 6 1944.at omaha beach, third wave.i said im sure it was rough, and he told me that one other man and himself lived from his landing craft. he started to cry so i changed the subject. i would love to hear more from him, but i dont want to upset him so i guess i will let it go.one thing i did do was bought his breakfast on june 6 and told him thanks. i am going to make sure i do that as long as he is around.
tomorrow is pearl harbor day, make sure you all thank a vet...............barry


oslo in nc    Posted 12-06-2004 at 15:28:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]
mud; Your friend's Father's war experiences should not be left to memory. Write them down in as much detail as possible. Your friend's children and grandchildren should know what kind of stock they came from. Should you have the chance, thank him for all of us on this forum.
May God bless him and I hope He makes his sunset years plesant.

PS: Should you have an opportunity, take a tape recorder with you. Type the stories and insert them in Tom Brokaw's "The Greatest Generation", Then present it to your friend in tribute to this heroic man.

Paul D.


Jim(MO)    Posted 12-06-2004 at 15:26:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
My dad is 84, never has said much and still doesn't. He was in the Mediterranean in 42 to 44 on a destroyer, USS Mayrant. Took a torpedo in the side and limped back to port in Charleston SC.
Only reason I know this is that is when we first met. I was one year old. Heard that that story many times.


GEORGE WARREN    Posted 08-18-2005 at 16:46:45       [Reply]  [Send Email]
MY WIFE;S FATHER WAS ON THE MAYRANT 10/42--1945 S1 QUINTON ROBERTS, KNOWN AS STEVE

DID YOUR FATHER KNOW HIM?

GEORGE WARREN


Clod    Posted 12-06-2004 at 20:18:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks to the old guys in WW 2. their life was not as easy as ours.


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