June 6th D-Day
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Contributors to this thread:
Bowboy 06-Jun-24
Charlie Rehor 06-Jun-24
Supernaut 06-Jun-24
Will 06-Jun-24
Buffalo1 06-Jun-24
Ben 06-Jun-24
Lewis 06-Jun-24
Beendare 06-Jun-24
Saphead 06-Jun-24
Basil 06-Jun-24
4nolz@work 06-Jun-24
Jaquomo 06-Jun-24
Bowbender 06-Jun-24
casekiska 06-Jun-24
Dale06 06-Jun-24
wyobullshooter 06-Jun-24
sundowner 06-Jun-24
nchunter 06-Jun-24
Boris 06-Jun-24
tobywon 06-Jun-24
KY EyeBow 06-Jun-24
Lewis 06-Jun-24
olddogrib 06-Jun-24
Mint 06-Jun-24
midwest 06-Jun-24
jons 06-Jun-24
yeager 06-Jun-24
12yards 06-Jun-24
Orion 06-Jun-24
Zbone 06-Jun-24
KB 06-Jun-24
yeager 06-Jun-24
ahunter76 06-Jun-24
bghunter 06-Jun-24
Lewis 06-Jun-24
Lewis 06-Jun-24
badbull 06-Jun-24
Ironbow 06-Jun-24
Orion 06-Jun-24
WV Mountaineer 06-Jun-24
ND String Puller 07-Jun-24
TGbow 07-Jun-24
LUNG$HOT 07-Jun-24
From: Bowboy
06-Jun-24
Remember 80years ago was D-Day. The greatest generation sacrificed everything to defeat the axis of evil. After my military service I worked for the VA and had the honor to meet a lot of these great Americans. Also knew quite a few where I lived.

06-Jun-24
Yep, only a few boys left. Never forget and RIP.

06-Jun-24
my son is in a VA hospital as we speak. just down the hall from him is a WWII veteran. soon they will all be gone. god bless him and all our veterans. thank you for your service bowboy.

From: Supernaut
06-Jun-24
Truly the greatest generation.

May their bravery and sacrifice never be forgotten.

From: Will
06-Jun-24
Truly amazing what those folks accomplished for the world. My 98 year old neighbor graduated high school early, at 17, and was in the Navy a week later. He doesnt tell much of the combat, but does of the close calls and funny encounters while at sea.

Very grateful for what those folks did for all!

From: Buffalo1
06-Jun-24
Sacrifices never forgotten. For many RIP.

From: Ben
06-Jun-24
God Bless you all for the sacrifices you made for us.

From: Lewis
06-Jun-24
All gave some some gave all resonates when thinking of that day.Never forget Lewis

From: Beendare
06-Jun-24

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Beendare's embedded Photo
Yeah, sad to think that something like 9 out of 10 of these soldiers never made it

From: Saphead
06-Jun-24
What a sacrifice. True Hero's Not the athletic zero crap we see today

From: Basil
06-Jun-24
A real tear jerker watching the ceremony this morning. The 21 gun salute, missing man fly over & taps. I don’t know how you couldn’t be moved by that. Sad to think that at the next major milestone that the few that are left might all be gone. Truly the greatest generation.

From: 4nolz@work
06-Jun-24
Reagan's speech is incredible and worth a few minutes of your day

https://youtu.be/eEIqdcHbc8I?si=OwyTt9WcyAg8GnKg

From: Jaquomo
06-Jun-24
The Greatest Generation. Now we have the Slacker Generation. D-Day wouldn't happen today. Their bravery helped preserve the entire free world. Sad that so many have forgotten or were never taught of the unfathomable sacrifices these men made.

From: Bowbender
06-Jun-24
My dad didn't hit the beach, but he did enter the ETO in August. Gunner, M18 Hellcat.

From: casekiska
06-Jun-24
My dad was career military,...joined up during the depression as a buck private,...served on Okinawa during WWII and then in Korea a bit later,...retired in the late fifties as a Major. He rests now among his fellow servicemen and women in Arlington National Cemetery. I had an uncle who was a paratrooper on D-Day. He's gone now but did return to Normandy in 1994 for the 50th. Anniversary of D-Day. He also brought back a small vile of sand from Omaha Beach for me,...still have it today. Those all, every swingin' dude, they were all heroes and deserve out utmost appreciation and gratitude.

From: Dale06
06-Jun-24
My dad was in another part of WWII, wounded on Okinawa. There will never be another generation like them.

06-Jun-24
Every single one of them earned the right to be called a hero.

From: sundowner
06-Jun-24
biden and kerry are there because it's election year. Neither of those two traitorous America hating bastards are worthy to even stand on that hallowed ground where so many true American patriots died to preserve our freedom. Their presence there is an insult .

From: nchunter
06-Jun-24
It amazes me what they did and what they went through. I used to hunt on farm that had a true hero on it. He came down to the campfire one night and he allowed us to question him on the medals I had seen in his house. He got shot down in a b17 and a b24. Somehow he parachuted out twice. The second time he was captured and spent some time in german captivity. I think he said he was a member of the caterpillar club which had something to do with jumping out of a flaming plane. We had a hero in our midst and never knew it.

From: Boris
06-Jun-24
My Dad was in WW2, MIA/POW in Germany. never spoke of it. My brother and I found his military records. 2 years in a prison camp. Damn.

From: tobywon
06-Jun-24
Gives me chills to think about what those young men endured and how it must have felt leading up to and then storming the beach. Definitely will never be another generation like them. So different than what we have today.

From: KY EyeBow
06-Jun-24
Good post. And to think that now so many remember June for "pride month" and "juneteenth"! Sad to see where society has taken us and the masses have allowed it to happen

From: Lewis
06-Jun-24
My dad was D Day plus four went through the Battle of the Bulge and was in the bunch that stumbled on to Dachau never spoke of Dachau until he was 88 and passed when he was 89 .Greatest generation for sure.Lewis

From: olddogrib
06-Jun-24
My father was a Captain in the Engineering Corp. during WW2. My son was just forced to retire from a career in the Army after 20+ years. Did three year-long tours in Iraq. Was told he was "non-deployable" due to a skin condition he picked up over there on one of those tours. Like he was going to be deployed at 40+ years of age. As far as I'm concerned, if you got it on the job that makes you eligible for disability if the treatment is what made you "non-deployable". I'm just ashamed that his last "Commander in Chief" was the idiot in the White House that has ruined this country that the "greatest generation" died for! Now they can't find enough new recruits and they're trying to call these guys back....I hope he tells them to "stick it"!

From: Mint
06-Jun-24
Definitely the greatest generation and they never complained about all the suffering they went through. My Dad was in the Pacific as a Army Scout, New Guinea, Luzon and one of the Avengers of Bataan. Ended up badly wounded and losing his right eye. Always considered himself lucky he got out alive since most of his scout buddies were killed in action. My Mom was a Marine during WWII and my Dad would joke the reason why Marines were so tough is that they survived my Mom's cooking.

From: midwest
06-Jun-24
Those boys were tough as hell. God bless them all.

From: jons
06-Jun-24
My Father was in the Pacific USN, on his headstone in Ft Snelling Cemetery is ' Ask for nothing and gave it his all', this may explain this generation.

From: yeager
06-Jun-24
I can’t give enough thanks for what that generation bestowed upon us. My dad was a F6F Hellcat fighter pilot attached to the USS Lexington in the Pacific during WWII, and my father-in-law was in the 82nd Airborne in Europe. One of my greatest accomplishments was when I made my first carrier landing as a Naval flight student on the ship my dad served on, the Lexington.

From: 12yards
06-Jun-24
Incredible bravery and courage. These men had cojones!

From: Orion
06-Jun-24
Both of my grandfathers fought in WWII. Definitely a different breed of men.

From: Zbone
06-Jun-24
All my respect to those that fought and died for our freedom... Thank you all...

From: KB
06-Jun-24
Greatest generation that will ever exist, indeed. Something about being raised by a bunch of hardasses during the depression I suppose. Had a grandad in the engineering corp that went in shortly after they cleared the beaches to lay bridges where the Nazis were blowing them. Also two great uncles with some pretty wild stories including presidential escorts and sitting in on parts of the Nuremberg trials.

From: yeager
06-Jun-24
I can’t give enough thanks for what that generation bestowed upon us. My dad was a F6F Hellcat fighter pilot attached to the USS Lexington in the Pacific during WWII, and my father-in-law was in the 82nd Airborne in Europe. One of my greatest accomplishments was when I made my first carrier landing as a Naval flight student on the ship my dad served on, the Lexington.

From: ahunter76
06-Jun-24
I have served & worn 3 of our Military uniforms (Navy, Marine & Army). I cannot even imagine what they endured. God Bless all of them & their families..

From: bghunter
06-Jun-24
True hard working Americans, that gave us the ability for us to enjoy what we have today.

From: Lewis
06-Jun-24
And don’t forget a bunch of these people had just gone through the Great Depression some including my dad farmed with mules and yet he told me about the German jet he saw and remarked what the hell was that now think about that Lewis

From: Lewis
06-Jun-24
And don’t forget a bunch of these people had just gone through the Great Depression some including my dad farmed with mules and yet he told me about the German jet he saw and remarked what the hell was that now think about that Lewis

From: badbull
06-Jun-24
The uncle that raised me was on the beach at Normandy 80 years ago today and later ...took a sniper bullet during the Battle of the Bulge. He never spoke much of the actual combat to me until he was on his death bed. The story that stuck with me was that of an amputation that was done with only a small knife. One of my prized possessions is his Purple Heart. PTSD was not a thing in those times but in retrospect he surely had it. Let's not forget what mothers, wives, fathers and others went through as if the fighting was at their backdoor. Thanks to all that gave so much and those still giving.

From: Ironbow
06-Jun-24
Those were some incredible boys that grew into men really fast. I have a good friend whose dad was there. He would never talk about it. My dad was Navy and I have a nephew that is a Ranger.

Real men. They sacrificed so much.

From: Orion
06-Jun-24
I noticed our resident libs haven't been commenting must be too busy celebrating pride month

06-Jun-24
The whole world owes those fellas gratitude and respect for their service. As Americans, we should be honored to call them hero’s.

07-Jun-24
God bless those troops and families for their sacrifices… Amen.

From: TGbow
07-Jun-24
We owe them a debt we can never repay. God bless them.

From: LUNG$HOT
07-Jun-24
Not much to say that hasn’t already been said. Bless them for their sacrifice. USA!

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