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    I've been watching it all week it's great. I also love to watch all the civil war stuff.
    I love the smell of phosgene first thing in the morning:

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackertech View Post
    I've been watching it all week it's great. I also love to watch all the civil war stuff.
    A number of our senior NCOs were WW2 Vet's, Korean war Vet's.

    Some times they would shoot the breeze with us and tell some amazing stories. One told us about watching the flag raising on Iwo Jima, it made us all proud that we were Marines ... I think he got a little embarrassed because we were standing there just looking at him... nobody knew what to say.


    There was another time when we were sitting around waiting to be told where we should go to sit around and wait again. We were talking about a report (rumor) that we were going to be hit real hard, and soon, guys were saying we maybe were going to be overrun. I asked him what he would do if we were overrun. He says … I killed them in hand to hand fighting in three wars and I’ll kill them again …

    Now you have to understand we are Marines and therefore not very good at math. I asked him how the heck did you do that. He replied, I killed them in hand to hand on Iwo Jima, I killed them in hand to hand in Korea, and I killed them in hand to hand my first tour here and I’ll kill them in hand to hand again. Holy crap … I’m sticking with you for sure …

    Later on when he was not there we got to talking, there were about fifteen of us that heard what he had said. The other guys all said I thought the same thing as you … I’m sticking with him …

    Oh, nothing happened, at least not that big.

    There was another time he was trying to yell at me but could not stop laughing. I'll tell that one some day ...


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    Quote Originally Posted by vmc1161 View Post
    A number of our senior NCOs were WW2 Vet's, Korean war Vet's.

    Some times they would shoot the breeze with us and tell some amazing stories. One told us about watching the flag raising on Iwo Jima, it made us all proud that we were Marines ... I think he got a little embarrassed because we were standing there just looking at him... nobody knew what to say.


    There was another time when we were sitting around waiting to be told where we should go to sit around and wait again. We were talking about a report (rumor) that we were going to be hit real hard, and soon, guys were saying we maybe were going to be overrun. I asked him what he would do if we were overrun. He says … I killed them in hand to hand fighting in three wars and I’ll kill them again …

    Now you have to understand we are Marines and therefore not very good at math. I asked him how the heck did you do that. He replied, I killed them in hand to hand on Iwo Jima, I killed them in hand to hand in Korea, and I killed them in hand to hand my first tour here and I’ll kill them in hand to hand again. Holy crap … I’m sticking with you for sure …

    Later on when he was not there we got to talking, there were about fifteen of us that heard what he had said. The other guys all said I thought the same thing as you … I’m sticking with him …

    Oh, nothing happened, at least not that big.

    There was another time he was trying to yell at me but could not stop laughing. I'll tell that one some day ...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Stamas View Post
    Nice to know your into to it to. My lifelong area of study.
    Try this site if you haven't already. New photos added daily.
    www.ww2incolor.com
    I have a friend here who writes a weekly article on WWII. Send you a link on that too if your interested. Read "FlyBoys" yet?

    As far as if our youth of today would, I think they might surprise us.
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    Good stuff ! It is as America should be now. It shows the tradition of excellence our soldiers cary out today. God bless them one and all
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stamas View Post
    Nice to know your into to it to. My lifelong area of study.
    Try this site if you haven't already. New photos added daily.
    www.ww2incolor.com
    I have a friend here who writes a weekly article on WWII. Send you a link on that too if your interested. Read "FlyBoys" yet?

    As far as if our youth of today would, I think they might surprise us.


    Bob,

    I think Shane would love the Towers, especially the one he can go up in! I know he would be fascinated by the WW2 stuff in your area..........

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    It was a great series and Gary Sinese did a good job narrating. The greatest generation of Americans had to make huge sacrifices as the fate of the world depended on it. We certainly should appreciate their efforts.


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    Everytime I run across it I gotta stop what I'm doing and watch it.I get lost in time.WW2 was a blood bath and this show lets you know it.
    Relax, all right? My old man is a television repairman, he's got this ultimate set of tools. I can fix it.

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    When I was a kid we had a teacher that served aboard a destroyer that came into pearl harbor a few days after the attack. He told us that all hands that were not at a duty station went up on deck. As they saw the damage many of them cried, many cursed, and all swore revenge. There were tears running down his face as he told us what he had seen.

    I told my kids that story and told them that these were hard men. They had all lived through the depression, they were not prone to shows of emotion. They had set their minds to a job and it was going to be done ... come hell or high water.


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    "Fooling around with alternating current is just a waste of time. Nobody will use it, ever." Thomas Edison, 1889.

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