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  • #16
    My Dad was in the 65th Infantry in WWII A great short story is posted on line http://www.lonesentry.com/65thbook/
    Dad was awarded a Bronze star for action at the Siegfried line . Click image for larger version

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    • Scorpion68
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      This is an awesome, detailed post of successful military action. There was immense self sacrifice during these operations and we each owe a solemn debt of gratitude to these brave, fearless warriors.

    • Hoss
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      He told us some stuff. A day or two after the end of the war he was guarding some German prisoners. They got a hold of a phosphorus grenade and pulled the pin. Dad was burned bad but below the waist never received a Purple Heart. War was over those medals only go to those in combat during war time. He used to tell us about taking a bunch of prisoners one night single handed. Basically they marched up to him and surrendered. Still a cool story the way he told it.

    • 2ndoldman
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      Thank you Matt. Stories like those are very personal and add so much to our understanding of what they went through.

  • #17
    Wow some really spectacular pieces of history in this thread! Great way to honor our service members! Thanks for sharing the stories and photos everyone!
    Josh (Ky/Tn collector)

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    • #18
      When WWII ended the US Army disbanded the 65th division. Dad still had time left on his enlistment and was transferred over to the 9th Inf. as an MP stayed in Europe keeping the peace until 1946. Dad and his Belgian Shepherd Police dog Duke . Click image for larger version

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ID:	270970 My Dad and his twin brother they were stationed near each other in Virginia during training Dad was in MP school. Uncle Jim was a Navy man. Identical twins.
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      • 2ndoldman
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        Those are great pictures Matt. Your father was a handsome dude.
        His smile implies that he has a secret. 😀
        Last edited by 2ndoldman; 11-05-2017, 11:42 AM.

      • Hoss
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        The picture of Dad with the dog was taken at Wasserburger in Germany. Thanks for the compliment Bruce.

    • #19
      Today is the 7th anniversary of my dad's passing. He was an officer & a gentleman in every sense of the word, serving his country in WWII in the Pacific as part of the 6th Army Engineering Corp. after the war he served in the army of the occupation in West Germany. When he retired from active duty in 1958 he worked at the Pentagon through the grueling years of the Comd War & Vietnam. In 1968 he was awarded the Department of the Army meritorious civilian service award. To me he was just DAD & I miss him every day.
      Child of the tides

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      • Scorpion68
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        I salute your Father and his devotion to our country. He could have walked away from serving but instead continued to serve at the Pentagon, which by the way, is not an easy place to work. My hat's off to you and your family because you too sacrificed for his service.

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      Thanks to all for sharing and to those who served.

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ID:	271268 Thanks you Bruce for starting this thread. This is my Grandfather on my mothers side. He is on the right in photo with the cigar. He served in the 20th Armored Division. He had a love of photography and documented his time overseas. His unit took part in the liberation of Dachau concentration camp. I plan on going there sometime in my life. Some of the pictures I have are very graphic of liberation day. It does give me great pride knowing my grandfather helped liberate these people and helped put a stop to pure evil. It is amazing how terrible we humans can become. God bless the Greatest Generation and thank you veterans.

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        • 2ndoldman
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          Thank you very much for adding thes pictures.

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        • #23
          In honour of veterans day I have changed my avatar. Click image for larger version  Name:	phpEV07W2PM.jpg Views:	1 Size:	237.8 KB ID:	271651
          Bruce
          In life there are losers and finders. Which one are you?

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          • #24
            What a thread !!!! Awesome awesome
            As for me and my house , we will serve the lord

            Everett Williams ,
            NW Arkansas

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            • #25
              I have a few more things to share.
              This uniform saver/ button polisher was found on a beach where there was physical training (running and marching in the sand) done during WWI Click image for larger version

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ID:	271705 These 303 oilers were found on a WWI firing range. Click image for larger version

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ID:	271708 For obvious reasons I count these as militaria as well. Click image for larger version

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              Bruce
              In life there are losers and finders. Which one are you?

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              • #26
                Silverware may not seem like it has anything to do with the military.
                But when it is marked RCN / Royal Canadian Navy I think that an exception can be made for them. Click image for larger version  Name:	9.jpg Views:	1 Size:	142.9 KB ID:	271713
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                Bruce
                In life there are losers and finders. Which one are you?

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