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#1 Post by Hammy » Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:40 am

Today is June 6th. Take a minute in your day to give thanks for those who gave all 73 years ago to give us the freedoms we have today.
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#2 Post by steamer » Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:52 am

Good call. Thanks to all of those very brave souls for literally saving the world.

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#3 Post by Rapidrob » Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:20 am

My Father was a Tanker in WWII. A Cavalry man from the late 20's, he was to land in the first wave of Swimming-Tanks. His LST saw the other tanks founder and sink. They were told to hold on until the ship could beach. He had two tanks shot out from under him in the hedge rows.
He was finely wounded enough to be taken out of combat when they crossed the bridge at Remagen at the end of the war.
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#4 Post by samsplacci » Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:29 am

Brave souls. I had a chance to walk along Juno beach where our Canadians landed. I also paid my respects to the fallen at the Omaha Beach cemetery and memorial. It is a stunning tribute. The rows of headstones leaves you breathless, not in a good way. Many souls paid the price that day and throughout the war for our freedoms. There isn't a day I take them for granted.

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#5 Post by LCPfraTN » Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:33 pm

I really want to visit there one of these days. My nephew is a Loadmaster on a C130 in the Air Force and is actually over there right now for the anniversary and a military reenactment of part of the air operations and landing.

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#6 Post by spentprimer » Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:56 pm

Cornelius Ryan's book, THE LONGEST DAY, is worth the time to read. Maps, photos and quotes from participants. I had quite a number of customers that were there on the 6th day of June and later, but, one of them was there on the 5th of June. Pathfinder S/SGT Charlie Quandt and his squad arrived the night before to find and mark the landing zones for the boys. R.I.P. Charlie.
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#7 Post by yooper_sjd » Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:25 pm

True Heros no doubt there, rest easy gents, we have the watch

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#8 Post by Sarge » Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:37 am

I was at Normadie for the 40., 50. & 60., aniversaries.
Almost got to jump at the 50.
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#9 Post by jones0430 » Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:21 pm

My father flew P-51s in the ETO. Escorted the Paratroops to their drop zones, returned for refueling, and spent the rest of the day flying CAP over the Utah and Omaha beaches.

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