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Sun May 26, 2019, 02:18 PM

My Dad. Football scholarship to Cal. Enlisted in the Army Air Corp in 1940.

He knew what was coming. First flight of bombers to England. First daylight
bombing raid. Four Distinguished Flying Crosses. Fifty combat missions, over
Germany, North Africa and Italy. A good man and a lifelong Democrat.
He saw guys get killed on his planes. We didn't always agree when I was a
young punk, but as I grew older I saw more and more what a great guy he was.
I took care of him in his old age, as best I could. Miss you Dad.

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Reply My Dad. Football scholarship to Cal. Enlisted in the Army Air Corp in 1940. (Original post)
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Historic NY May 2019 #1
DonaldsRump May 2019 #2
shenmue May 2019 #3
Demovictory9 May 2019 #4
peacebuzzard May 2019 #5
panader0 May 2019 #7
peacebuzzard May 2019 #9
Donkees May 2019 #6
emmaverybo May 2019 #8
Fla Dem May 2019 #10

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Sun May 26, 2019, 02:21 PM

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Response to panader0 (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 02:31 PM

2. Here's to your dad

This is the DU member formerly known as DonaldsRump.

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Response to panader0 (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 02:40 PM

3. Rest in peace

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Sun May 26, 2019, 02:42 PM

4. K&r

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Response to panader0 (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 03:00 PM

5. My Army dad must have worked alongside your dad

dad crossed over to the blue, and also survived the Normandy front. He became a career AF serviceman working with radio transmissions on the front lines. I have all his medals, but no memorial burial. His last days on earth were controlled by his second family in another country with no intentions to honor him in any way. He was kept far away from his first family and my dad had a sad ending. I still hope to locate his remains one day and bring him home for a proper burial.

Every time I see a serviceman or servicewoman I always thank them.

Itís the least I can do.

You are your dadís legacy and itís an honor to see this post.

I thank your dad for what he did.


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Response to peacebuzzard (Reply #5)

Sun May 26, 2019, 03:07 PM

7. Thank you and I'm very sorry about what happened with your dad.

I gave all of my dad's medals to my Coast Guard son.
WWII was a MFer for all involved.
I thank your dad for what he did as well.

I'm a peace-buzzard too....

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Response to panader0 (Reply #7)

Sun May 26, 2019, 04:30 PM

9. I feel grateful

To share these like memories....
Your son is outstanding 100%. What an honor to have a Coast Guard son and a WWII hero dad.

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Response to panader0 (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 03:05 PM

6. 🌹

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Response to panader0 (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 03:18 PM

8. A wonderful memorial from a truly loving and rightfully proud son.

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Sun May 26, 2019, 09:40 PM

10. Navy Dad and Coast Guard Mom during WWII.

Army Captain brother during Vietnam war. Fortunate they all survived. Salute to all that serve.🇺🇸

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