Thanks, Gunner. I am almost of that generation, and I live within 60 miles
of San Antonio. I might meet that very same Dr. some day, and I would feel
much better to know how he feels.
Again, thanks. James R. Johnson
Gunner wrote in
Nice link. I began to notice that the WWII vets were dieing off about ten
years ago. The Trib puts a little American flag next to the obituaries of
vets. Somedays 2/3 of the obits had flags. I'm just glad that I got into
the biz before these guys retired. I learned a lot about the trade from
them as well as a lot about the war. Truly deserving of the title "The
Thanks for the link.
My brother in law served in the Navy in the Pacific during WW2. He
passed on last year. A kinder gentler man never lived.
Most of my teachers and other adult figures while I was growing up
were WW2 vets. They imparted a way of thinking to all of us that I
don't see getting passed on to younger generations. They will have to
find their own way just as the vets did. May they be as successful.
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Just a month ago, I saw a soldier in BDU's and his wife go up to the
counter in a local Mexican restaurant. After they had ordered their food
an older gentleman simply walked up and told the cashier that he was paying.
The older gentleman didn't ask where the soldier was serving, what he
did, or any other questions. The only words from the older gentleman
to the soldier was "Thank you, son" Then he went on his way.
It is nice to see our military folks get some credit for their efforts.
I'm not a fan of the Iraq war but support the efforts our troops put out
in their various endevours.
Next time is MY turn to buy!
Bart D. Hull
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Tango II I'm building.
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D Murphy wrote:
Corny but quite true. Fewer and fewer each day.
One of my longest-standing regrets will be that my
grandfather did get a salute at his burial. He was
in france with the AEF. He's on the left in this
I still have the whistle that's clipped to his epaulet.
Note the cool tractor in the background, complete with
CCl4 fire extinguisher, kerosene marker lights, and what
I *think* is an acetylene searchlight.
But he really did deserve a flag and a salute.
Great link Gunner! If anyone would like to make a difference, besides
just words, here are three links where they could be of service to the
guys and girls in our military. There's a great group of young
Americans serving for us.
For the Marine Corps:
all the Military:
Before anyone asks....YES, I do. On a regular basis to all three
groups. Even if I might do a little more for the first group, since I
have a stronger connection there.
Great site, as mentioned above they were definately the Greatest
One of the local TV stations participated in The Veterans History Project,
a videography of sort for any and all Veterans. The stories are to be
housed in The Library of Congress, there are sure to be some very
interesting tales in there. The addy is