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Ahhhhhhhhhh, random website onion dispersal. Stoopid unjins.

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My father joined the Navy a the start of the war. His first assignment was as a tail gunner like Deen.

He told me none of his classmates survived the war. He was at the top of his class and was sent to Corsair mechanic's school, then was selected for engineering school.

We have a hard time realizing the sacrifices "The Greatest Generation" made during the depression and WWII.
 

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Turkey that's too true, my Dad would never tell me about the war, except the BS. His outfit went 101 days without a bath, he said they had to go through a dip tank to kill the lice. A few others fishing with grenades, things like that. Only one time did he slip when we were drinking, just a little about the Rhine crossing, he cried & would have killed some REMF for send no paddles for the boats.
 

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"Never think that war, no matter how necessary or justified, is not a crime. Just ask the infantry, and ask the dead."
Ernest Hemingway
 

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War does Not determine who is Right -it determines only who is left.

sad indeed.
 
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I still think about coming in from the field and having memorial services for fallen brothers; the bayoneted rifle in the ground with the helmet on the stock, a pair of boots and Taps being played. So many fallen brothers. May they all rest in peace.
 

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It got a little dusty in here. Thank you for sharing. Seen too many helmet/rifle memorials after coming in from the field. It never gets easier. Dulce bellum Inexpertis - Erasamus (Sweet is war to those that do no know it).
 
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