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Did we ever thank them enough?
You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
Ego will kill you. Leave it at home.
Unfortunately, we have shown our thanks by forgetting the hard lessons they learned from the teachings of war and tried to pass on to us.....
They were drowned out by the Hippie generation. Hopefully, we will start remembering this stuff as we delve into the lives they led, but I doubt it.
"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined". - Patrick Henry
"Don't hit a man if you can possibly avoid it; but if you do hit him, put him to sleep." - Theodore Roosevelt
No, we will never be able to thank them enough. But we should keep trying.Originally Posted by Miggy;
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For those who don't understand, no explanation is possible.
REST IN PEACE BROTHER!!! AIRBORNE.....ALL THE WAY !!!
These men were "The Greatest Generation". Thank God we still can field more like them as evidenced by the heroes of Korea,Vietnam,Lebanon,Grenada,Panama,Desert Storm,Somalia,Kosovo,Afghanistan, Iraq and some places we've never heard of.
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May he RIP!!
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Truly the best of what America has to offer. God bless him and keep him.
The Greatest Generation is passing too quickly, something like 4000 per day. If you know or are related to a WW2 veteran, ask him or her to write down their recollections. We need this oral history, and when they're gone, it will be lost forever.
RIP, "Shifty" Powers.
For those that have watched Band Of Brothers, you'll remember that "Shifty" Powers was selected to rotate home early. On the way to the port of embarkation, he was seriously injured in a truck crash. Poor guy spent the next six months in the hospital.
When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
And the women come out to cut up what remains,
Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
And go to your God like a soldier.
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--Mayor Marion Barry, Washington , DC .
A great American Airborne Hero . Today is a sad day.
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remembered,
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen in countries now a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs'd they were not there,
And hold thier manhoods cheap while any speaks
That fought with them upon WWII
REST IN PEACE PARATROOPER!!
BEWARE OTHERSIDE A WARRIOR COMES TO YOU!
PREPARE A TABLE THAT HE MAY FEAST!!!
"Without fear there can be no Courage!"
This is something I truly hate to hear. I really figured soon to hear of the death of Richard Winters. He looked frail last time I seen him talk.
Band of Brother is the only moving picture that has made me cry openly. I honor those men of WWII. I honor all of them for their sacrifice. Not only of their sacrifice of service, but for sacrificing their entire lives which were sometimes terribly scarred with pain and nightmares.
Gods Speed "Shifty" Powers.
"Engage your brain before you engage your weapon" - James "Mad Dawg" Mattis
May his sole rest with the greatest of men...we must never forget these brave americans and the things they tried to teach us.
As a member of the latest generation, we must strive to understand the teachings of those that came before us. We cannot allow all the distractions and corruption of today's world to take our attention away from the really important issues.
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