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Old 12-07-2010, 12:36 PM   #1
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I touched History Again...

Me and Willa went over to Walyworld for some ''stuff'' and we made it back to the register. I put all my 'stuff'' in her buggy and went on over to the door to wait while she checked out and paid the bill. As I stood there I saw a gentleman wearing a ball cap enter and on his cap was U.S. Navy Veteran. He looked WW2 and I saluted him and said that I was Navy also. He returned my salute and we started talking. I asked him which ''theater'' he served in and he said Pacific, WW2. (wow) He told me he was there at the ''start''. He was serving aboard a Destroyer when the Japs started bombing the harbor. He said he had never seen such a ''cluster flub'' in his complete life. No one knew what was going on and no one seemed to be in charge. He said an old Boson Mate took command and got the guns firing and steam coming up....... He said that the officer in charge, a LtJg, didnt want to issue ammo because he had not been order to do same. He said they sailed out with half a crew expecting the worst when they hit the ''blue water''. I could have talked to him for hours. He was 88 years young and walked with a cane. He said he transferred to the Atlantic Fleet in time for D Day, June 6, 1944 so he saw the war from both battle fronts. I told him he was ''walking history'' and someone should record his memories. He told me no one had ever asked him to do that. He was a fascinating man to talk to and it is a shame that his oral history will be wasted. Such is life I guess.......

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Old 12-07-2010, 02:05 PM   #2
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Seajay, I would wonder why people do not ask and also why isn't he asked to speak at schools and universities because what our kids (north and south of our great border) are being taught is atrocious. Too many bleeding heart liberals with a twisted sense of history in the forefront of our kids and grandkids educations. But what the hell do we know eh?
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Possum, I could go four pages on this. I will just keep it short so I dont blow a fuse. I honor all Veterans, regardless of service branch or place and time of service. To me they are the greatest heros in our nation. I believe they should be honored for their service to this nation because without our Veterans, WE WOULD NOT HAVE THIS NATION. Every freedom we have was earned by a Veteran that put his or her life on the line for those freedoms and literally thousands and thousands gave their lives for our freedoms. Sometimes I feel I am in the minority about Vets but thats ok by me. I just wish we could learn from them and appreciate their sacrifice for us. I will stop now before I pop a fuse. Do this....... If you see a Veteran that old enough to have been in WW2, Korea, Nam or any other conflict this nation has been in, Please tell that person ''Thank you for your service to this nation.'' It is the least we can do for our Vets.......

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I was in the Navy, too. Peace time. Whenever I see a WWII Vet Identified with a cap I thank them for their service and talk with them. I met one recently who told me he was in the group that was to invade Japan. He was sure thankful he didn't have to. Me, too.
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Seajay, I would wonder why people do not ask and also why isn't he asked to speak at schools and universities because what our kids (north and south of our great border) are being taught is atrocious. Too many bleeding heart liberals with a twisted sense of history in the forefront of our kids and grandkids educations. But what the hell do we know eh?
Possum, I take offense when someone equates Liberalism with being less Patriotic. My Pop served in the south Pacific, was among the first occupying forces of Japan and was a proud Liberal. My Mom work in the aircraft plants in California and was a Proud Liberal. My Father-in-law served in the Navy in the Pacific and was a Proud Liberal. I'm a Vietnam era vet and a proud Liberal. Liberalism is caring about your fellow man, not being unpatriotic.
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I'm a Vietnam era vet and a proud Liberal. Liberalism is caring about your fellow man, not being unpatriotic.
You missed the "bleeding heart" part of what I said. Too many tend to think history is selective and it just ain't. You have to understand and teach true history or you are doomed to repeat it.
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Possum, I take offense when someone equates Liberalism with being less Patriotic. My Pop served in the south Pacific, was among the first occupying forces of Japan and was a proud Liberal. My Mom work in the aircraft plants in California and was a Proud Liberal. My Father-in-law served in the Navy in the Pacific and was a Proud Liberal. I'm a Vietnam era vet and a proud Liberal. Liberalism is caring about your fellow man, not being unpatriotic.
"DITTO" hondo. An Canada is the country I once thought about fleeing too before I got drafted.
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Don't confuse being a Democrat with being a Liberal.

Going back that far, Liberalism wasn't what it is today, which, in my mind, has become anathema to free-thinking, independence and tolerance.
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Seajay,
I once had a similar episode in Galveston, TX. A pickup truck pulled into a parking spot and I noticed the Purple Heart license plate. An older gentleman and his lady friend got out and were trying to figure the ticket machine for parking. I went over and helped. We struck up a conversation and it came out that he was in the landing of Iwo Jima. I felt so humbled, and so enthralled to be near such a person.

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Don't confuse being a Democrat with being a Liberal.

Going back that far, Liberalism wasn't what it is today, which, in my mind, has become anathema to free-thinking, independence and tolerance.
I am confused, I'm a liberal Democrat. I'm also a free thinking tolerant independent
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SeaJay,

As well as you write here. Maybe YOU should start recording the GREATEST GENERATION'S Memorys. Its too late for my dad we lost him in the 70's. He was a Navigator on B-24's. All he would do from those days was teach us boys how to navigate using the stars. He talked very little of that part of his life.
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SeaJay, Senator Richard Lugar from Indiana has a team of workers collecting WW II veterans stories and publishing them on a website that is connected to theLibrary of Congress: World War II Veterans with Stories: Experiencing War: Veterans History Project (Library of Congress

post-script; If you type in "WW II veterans stories" in a search engine you will receive several pages of websites connected to veterans stories, but the one linked is the official website.
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"DITTO" hondo. An Canada is the country I once thought about fleeing too before I got drafted.
I had 30 days to join or be drafted didn't think about going to Canada didn't want to Dishonor my Lord or my Family.

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