Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > RV LIFE STYLES FORUMS > Military / Veteran RVing
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-06-2021, 09:12 AM   #1
Community Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Full timing
Posts: 2,163
December 7th

Well tomorrow is December 7th, and it is the 80th year anniversary of the attack on Pearl Habor that plunged the U.S. into WW2.
We are losing our WW2 veterans daily, with this said, does anybody want to share any stories from their parents/grandparents who served in WW2?

On my wife side of the family her uncles and father all served. One uncle was on UDT Team #3, from the start of the team and survived WW2. He was involved in most of the major invasions that UDT#3 was involved in, Tarawa, Saipan, Iwo Jima, Okinawa and clearing the obstacles in Tokyo Bay.

My grandfathers' brothers served in WW2 in Europe, one of them was with the 101st Airborne. Another brother was with the 1st Division. A couple of relatives served in the Navy and fought in the Pacific.
__________________
2018 Road Warrior 427/2016 golf cart (gas)
2017 Ram 3500 w/Aisin w/4:10
2 Dachshunds DJ (RIP 9-12-19) & Joey (RIP 5-14-21)
hamm2018 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 12-06-2021, 12:21 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Cpl Ed's Avatar
 
National RV Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Tumwater, Wa
Posts: 177
[QUOTE=hamm2018;6008204]Well tomorrow is December 7th, and it is the 80th year anniversary of the attack on Pearl Habor that plunged the U.S. into WW2.
We are losing our WW2 veterans daily, with this said, does anybody want to share any stories from their parents/grandparents who served in WW2?

My father was with 'Chesty' Puller(Marines) and fought @ Guadalcanal, Peleliu, and New Guinea, as an anti-tank gunner. After so many battle's he accumulated enough 'points' to return home. Good thing: Tarawa was next.

My uncle, Charles Sweeney, dropped the A-bomb on Nagasaky. He practiced for almost 4 years and that was his ONLY combat mission.

They started it, we finished it.
__________________
Ed Mc
Nam vet '66-'67
USMC 2001 Sea View
Cpl Ed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2021, 12:30 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,420
My Mother's brother "Hammie" Peterson died in the Bataan prison camp and is still buried there.
My Dad served in the Army Air Corp as a MP and was in italy when the Allies bombed Palermo. He said the ground "quivered" like jelly.
NITEHAWK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2021, 02:55 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 354
My wife's father was a PBY pilot who was sent to Midway during the Battle. He was one of three PBYs that took turns tracking the remains of the fleet after the battle until they could be destroyed. He was awarded with a Navy Flying Cross.
__________________
Melvo
08 Trail-Lite 8230
2011 Silverado 1500
Melvo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2021, 08:03 PM   #5
Moderator Emeritus
 
TXiceman's Avatar


 
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Full Time, TX Home Base
Posts: 20,778
Blog Entries: 21
My Dad we on the USS Henley that had come in from patrol late on December 6, 1941 and was anchored in the east harbor when the attack started. A very interesting history of the ship online. They put to sea on December 7th with limited supplies and put on a guarding duty for the ships not in port. They were torpedoed in late 1943 where he was injured. After getting out of the hospital in Pearl, he was assigned to an ocean-going tugboat on the east coast.

His younger brother was killed in a kamikaze attack in the south pacific. His older siblings served in the Army infantry in Europe, as Army nurse and in the Army Air Corp.

This was truly, the "Greatest Generation".

May we honor all those that served as well as those that did not survive protecting our country.
__________________
Amateur Radio Operator (KE5DFR)|Full-Time! - 2012 6.7L Ford Crew Cab Dually -2013 HitchHiker Champagne 38RLRSB - Travel with one Standard Schnauzer and one small Timneh African Gray Parrot
TXiceman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2021, 08:23 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Old-Biscuit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 19,482
Dad was a welder in Shipyard building Navy Ships
His oldest brother was NAVY career ---Intelligence/retired then went to work in Pentagon
Mom's oldest brother was Navy enlisted.... served aboard Cruiser/Pacific

Never meet my Dads older brother.
Meet my Moms brother twice... hard randy full of life guy that liked to drink & fight (Scotsman LOL)
*we lived in WY they lived in Washington DC and Tennesse
__________________
Is it time for YOUR Medication or Mine?
Dodge 3500 w/Tractor Motor & NUWA 5vr
US NAVY---USS Decatur DDG-31
Old-Biscuit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2021, 10:24 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Cat320's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
American Coach Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 6,134
My Dad was a Marine in the Pacific Theater, my FIL was a teen aged B25 driver in Europe.

As an aside, on Dec 6, I was having a conversation with a young woman, 27, graduated from high school in 2012. I told her Dec 7 was Pearl Harbor Day and asked if she knew what it was. She kind of smiled and said something to the affect 'that was the bombing day....in Vietnam,' and asked if I was there. She knew I'd been in VN. I told her what it was and that it got us into WW II, and very briefly explained WW II. Her response was, 'did we win WW II.' So much for the high school education she got and the upbringing from ignorant parents. And we wonder why the country is in such a mess.
__________________
2014 American Eagle 45T
DD 13, 500 HP
Pulling a Honda CRV
Cat320 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
December 7th corjaguar Military / Veteran RVing 15 12-08-2012 08:00 AM
December 7th 1941 Seajay Just Conversation 12 12-07-2010 11:43 PM
Cleveland RV show Jan. 7th - 11th 2009 Superslif North Central Region 12 01-24-2009 05:40 PM
So. Who's At Camp Newmar Jan. 7th? Lug_Nut Newmar Owner's Forum 58 12-09-2007 06:29 AM
7th Arizona AF-Nash Get together Ken Lenger Southwest Region 3 06-07-2006 07:48 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:03 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.