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D Day...6 June 1944

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  1. JohnE

    JohnE filthy rascist

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    68 years ago today the "greatest generation" (My Father and Uncle among them...) stormed ashore at Normandy to free a continent from a bunch of tyrants. Thanks guys...
     
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    eaterofdog ass grabber

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    It's gotta be hard to run up the beach with your gigantic, brass balls dragging behind you.
     
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    one of my mom's uncles was in the landing as well... I didn't learn this until after his passing; he never spoke of it.
     
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  4. JohnE

    JohnE filthy rascist

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    Quoted for awesome-osity...
     
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    My mother's father was in Normandy (I believe) and she said he never talked about it. True BAMFs.
     
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    I could never imagine that. True heroes for sure and for an amazing cause.
     
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    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    My hats off to those men. Hopefully we never forget that $hit.

    Sadly... I fear most of the world WILL forget it. Or maybe has already forgotten it.

    If you get a chance - read some of the stories written by the guys that were there in the battles of WWII. Incredible stuff...
     
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    Google decided to honor the anniversary of the drive in instead of D Day. Collectively, I think we have forgot the greatest generation.
     
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    my children will watch it
    my children's children will watch it
    and God willing, my children's children's children will watch it
     
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    And upon talking to my mother today, she reminded me his brother (her uncle) had a landmine blow up and take his vision on Normandy as well.
     
  12. JohnE

    JohnE filthy rascist

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    I went to Huertgenwald a few months back. The worst land battle of the war for the US. Rolling, thick woods that blot out the sun. Germans had years to prep defenses of the West wall...they are still finding UXOs and remains of kids who died there. An area that could have been avoided and isolated, saving thousands of lives on both sides. The Brits and French said it should simply be gone around, but US commanders thought differently.
    I toured the battlefiled with a friend who is a history nut, and had been there before. A wealth of info and insight. Saw remains of fortiifcations with meter thick walls, so big they had to be imploded after the war...