Thread: Support the Veterans!!!!
11-11-2010, 12:05 PM #1
Support the Veterans!!!!
My grandfather is a Marine and served in Korea. He's one of the Chosin Few. If you don't know what that means look it up. Its a very highly respected group of Marines. To this day he is still one of the toughest men I've ever met.
Lastnight he showed me his bronze star he recieved for his heroic actions in Korea.
11-11-2010, 03:52 PM #2
Today makes me remember & honor General Major Charles Sweeney.
He piloted the B-29 "Bock's Car" Superfortress Atomic Bomb "Fat Man" to Negasaki on August 9, 1945, ending World War II.
Charlie lived in Milton MA. at my In-Laws duplex for many years before he died. He was actually at my Wedding. I remember visiting him many times, getting him coffee, meals, I used to spend countless hours listening to him educate us, he had some amazing stories to tell. A great man...R.I.P
Toward the end of his life, Steven Spielberg & Tom Hanks wanted to discuss with him doing a movie but he was getting very fragile.
Charlie gave this poster to my wife!
11-11-2010, 06:14 PM #3
Thanks to all of those who have served!
11-11-2010, 06:36 PM #4
Thanks for spending time with the old guy. Less than 10% of all WWII vets are still around.
My father, an 8th Air Force WWII vet passed away 3 years ago. He was a waist gunner
on a B-17 bomber and flew 35 missions. All vets should be honored but all you younger guys should realize that if it was not for all those WWII vets, we would not be living the life we live today. They really did save the world. If any of you know of or see an older fellow who you know or think may be a WWII vet, take the time to thank him for his service.
You will find that most of them will be very modest about their military service. But, trust me when I tell you that even if they don't show it, they will be very thankfull that you took the time to recognize them and their service.
11-11-2010, 07:43 PM #5
Lest We Forget
My Grampa and his brother were both in WWII. They served in the Royal Canadian Artilary squad. They both survived the war... If My grampa didnt survive I would have never been born, kinda crazy when you look at it like that. Ill never forget the stories he told me and Im truly thankfull for his and everyone elses sacrifices.
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