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I remember when Band of Brothers was on cable TV and I was on an Archaeology project at a motel that had Cable, I recently re watched the DVD set.... A TRIBUTE see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZHIQFh0tNE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-s47Qqz5l4Y
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Lost my dad nine years ago. Second row from the top - fourth from the left.
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Here's a copy of a v-mail he sent home sometime between Feb. 25 and March 2, 1945.
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Just a little while before he passed I told him he was always my hero.

Lost my father-in-law two years ago. U.S. Army engineer who fought in the battle of Leyte. Here his is at his 90th birthday. He almost made it to 92.
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Yes, we are losing the greatest generation. We can only hope we don't lose their memories and the memory of their sacrifices.

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Awesome photos, brought tears - of joy & sadness - to my eyes. I thank them for their sacrifices and service. Indeed ... the greatest generation!
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My Pops and many family member were in the 1st Filipino Regiment, some were Alamo Scouts, my dad was an NCO in charge of a rifle squad in support or 2 M1917 MGs. A great man.
My cousin has collected much info on their action. They never spoke of any of it when we were young.

The 1st and 2nd were at Leyte too. My Uncle Al and 2 other Filipinos were smuggle ashore via submarine. The locals had made arrangement for them to work in the Jap officers mess, all three could speak Japanese. So many sacrifices would fill volumes. My sons remember those vets. PAX
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Some drop forged Titanium Vanadium balls on these guys!
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“Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Richard "Dick" Cole, the last surviving member of World War II’s Doolittle Raiders, died Tuesday in Texas at the age of 103.
The president of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders Association told The Air Force Times that Cole died in San Antonio on Tuesday morning with his son and daughter by his side.“

https://www.foxnews.com/us/last-wwii-do ... ies-at-103
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103, :flags-waveusa:
To old to fight and to old to run, a Jar head will just shoot and be done with you.
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