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  1. gojack

    gojack .... 5-Year Member

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    My dads oldest brother aged 90 + 4 days died suddenly yesterday.
    He survived the C.C.C., WWII (Navy/Pacific) 3 wives and 30 years working on the railroad.
    He had 6 kids, he will be remembered as a tough old guy with a heart of gold.

    I am hoping he is buried near Gramps (WWI rifleman) in Black Hills National Cemetery.
    His younger brother w/82nd AB, KIA at Arnhem (Operation Market Garden),
    buried in Margraten, Netherlands.

    Of the 12 kids in that family all but 3 served.

    The Greatest Generation is just fading away
     
  2. Pima

    Pima 5-Year Member

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    My condolences to your family. We are def. losing the greatest generation ever at a fast rate now, and thus, it is up to ourselves to keep the memory alive of what they sacrificed for this country in the world's greatest hour of need.
     
  3. rkrosnar

    rkrosnar 5-Year Member

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    My deepest condolences for your lost. My Dad was in the Air Corps in WWII and got called back for Korea. They are truly the greatest generation and taught us a hell of alot. Which some young people today, don't, won't understand.

    God Bless to you and your family,

    RGK
     
  4. AF6872

    AF6872 10-Year Member

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    They live if we and their grandchildren remember. My dad is also WW II bombardier navigator on B-25. Born 1918 and not doing well. We are loosing the Greatest too fast.
     
  5. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator 5-Year Member

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    According to the VA, over 1,100 a day now.

    But the memories, the living history they've given all of us, their sacrifices, their achievements...

    THAT will live on.

    And can there be a more lasting, honorable tribute than that?

    Steve
    USAFA ALO
    USAFA '83
     
  6. AF6872

    AF6872 10-Year Member

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    ^^^^

    That we never forget a sacrifice made by a generation.
     

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