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    Local WWII Vet Celebrates his 94th Birthday.......

    Still have some hanging in and talking!

    https://www.katc.com/news/local-news...-autobiography


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    My Dad's 94 too. He's in a nursing home now. Still as sharp as ever, but his body is letting him down.

    He did his time in the RAAF, mostly on B-17's out of Darwin, Northern Australia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prickle Farmer View Post
    My Dad's 94 too. He's in a nursing home now. Still as sharp as ever, but his body is letting him down.

    He did his time in the RAAF, mostly on B-17's out of Darwin, Northern Australia.
    Correction - I've just come back from visiting Dad at the Nursing home, and he was on B-24 'Liberators'.
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    Farmer,

    Congrats to your dad. And relay my thanks for his service.
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    My mother in law is 96 and was a Navy Nurse in WWII. She was a recipient of one of the Honor Flights to DC a few years ago and was feted around the town. Got to meet the President and a number of dignitaries. The family was very happy for her to get to do this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HIKayaker View Post
    Farmer,

    Congrats to your dad. And relay my thanks for his service.
    I surely will HIKayaker. I am very proud of his lifetime's work.
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    To my recollection, my Father and Mother (both WW-II veterans) were able to visit the WW-II memorial in DC. Neither one of them much liked DC. Dad also visited the Vietnam War Memorial wall, to which there were several names of soldiers he knew as an RVN vet too.

    By then Dad was pretty much infirmed, as was my Mother. But their minds were incredibly sharp and overflowing with emotions. Dad was the architect and moving force of the WW-II memorial in Doylestown, PA. That much matched the II-Corps symbol (in which he served in WW-II) is a mere coincidence...
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