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Crusty
Posted on Thursday, June 06, 2019 - 06:37 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Today is June 6, 2019. It's the 75th anniversary of D-Day.





I can't imagine just how these guys must have felt when this picture was taken:





Because of them, and others like them, we have the freedoms that exist today.
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Ebutch
Posted on Thursday, June 06, 2019 - 07:17 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

They helped put hitler where he Belongs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42oucm_lj50

(Message edited by ebutch on June 06, 2019)

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Fb1
Posted on Thursday, June 06, 2019 - 07:46 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)


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Project Vigil: D-Day 2014, The Saluting Boy on Omaha Beach
Published on July 21, 2014

On June 6th, 2014, my 11 year old son wanted to say thank you to the soldiers who fought and died on Omaha Beach on D-Day morning 70 years earlier. This is how he did it.



https://youtu.be/8k9Si28k0Fk


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Pwnzor
Posted on Thursday, June 06, 2019 - 08:28 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Wow. Thanks for posting that... I've shared it on my failbook page and sent the link to all my coworkers.

I'll never forget that I am free because of the sacrifices these men made so many years ago.
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Ratbuell
Posted on Thursday, June 06, 2019 - 10:14 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The amazing part is, so many of them were NOT "career soldiers" - they had joined the ranks mere weeks or days before shipping out and charging a foreign beach.

It took some stones to charge foreign soil in the face of fortefied emplacements and zero cover. God bless, and thank you all.

Hopefully we don't throw it all down the shitter in the next few years...
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Airbozo
Posted on Thursday, June 06, 2019 - 11:35 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Watched a piece last night about a 98 year old woman who moved to Washington DC skipping her graduation to help any way she could. She ended up as one of the first members of the military geology unit who researched landing spots.

They didn't always get it right.

https://www.ksbw.com/article/98-year-old-salinas-w oman-played-vital-role-leading-up-to-d-day/2777558 7
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Fresnobuell
Posted on Thursday, June 06, 2019 - 11:43 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The greatest generation IMHO. History Channel is running a great documentary on D-Day.
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Willmrx
Posted on Thursday, June 06, 2019 - 11:44 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

FB1, Thank you for posting that video! I found it very moving and have shared it with my children!
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86129squids
Posted on Thursday, June 06, 2019 - 11:52 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Bump, for sure. We're seeing fewer and fewer of these old-timers- respect and thank them anytime you can.
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Willmrx
Posted on Thursday, June 06, 2019 - 11:58 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Crusty,"Because of them, and others like them, we have the freedoms that exist today." And the political class, are taking those freedoms away as fast as they can! Just look at the things we could do as kids, that you can no longer do, or have to pay a fee for.
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Sifo
Posted on Thursday, June 06, 2019 - 12:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

That video... WOW!!!
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Ratbuell
Posted on Thursday, June 06, 2019 - 02:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Yeah...they're picking on me for crying at work.

What a video.

What a boy.
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Fresnobuell
Posted on Thursday, June 06, 2019 - 08:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Real heroes. Not the made up bullshit we see on Yahoo everyday.

And the way the other half of the country (specifically the women) that kept the war machine running from the domestic side.

What a time to be alive!
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Fresnobuell
Posted on Thursday, June 06, 2019 - 08:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I highly encourage everyone to look up the D-Day documentary on History channel. You can thank me later!
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Slaughter
Posted on Thursday, June 06, 2019 - 09:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Take a few minutes to hear Sam Elliott's reading of Medic, Sgt Ray Lambert's words describing his landing on the day 75 years ago; Omaha Beach.

Watch to the end. Get tissues.

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86129squids
Posted on Thursday, June 06, 2019 - 09:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

+1000. Saw that a few days ago.
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Two_seasons
Posted on Friday, June 07, 2019 - 04:00 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Powerful message. God bless you and your son Fb1.
And God bless all of our BadWeb, Buell/EBR friends.
Doris and Steve
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Xbpete
Posted on Friday, June 07, 2019 - 05:00 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

My Dad was in the 45th Division, made beach assault at Anzio, Italian Campaign, then Operation Dragoon in August after Operation Overlord, they did not have the resources for the two prong assault, brave men, the old man had him a set, fought and liberated Dachau and ended up taking Munich, !st Lt. Silver, Bronze, Purple Hear and 5 battle stars.. hard to live up to.. God Bless our American heroes... a picture of Dad from Life Magazine at Anzio being triaged after he was shot....

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