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Post by docstox12 Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:16 am

Yesterday was December 7th, the 78th anniversary of the attack by the Imperial Empire of Japan at Pearl Harbor, killing 2400 US Military.We honor the very few survivors and thank them for their service.Sadly, as the sands of time pass, this event hardly gets any attention but for people in my age group, nearly 70, it remains a vivid memory as we knew many people who were alive at that time.The only one I know now is my 99 year old Mom who remembers vividly the radio announcement at dinner after church that Sunday that the US was at war, and a world war the next day when Hitler declared war on us too.Shock, fear and the realization that nothing would ever be the same again and that many would never come back when it was over 3 1/2 years later.God Bless all our remaining WWII Service People!
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Post by Dunnzoo Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:24 am

Amen doc, not many WWII vets left. My father-in-law was in the army and went to Germany. He is still with us at almost 96 years old, although his health is failing. Amazing generation of folks..

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Post by docstox12 Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:06 am

@Dunnzoo wrote:Amen doc, not many WWII vets left. My father-in-law was in the army and went to Germany. He is still with us at almost 96 years old, although his health is failing. Amazing generation of folks..

Janet, God Bless your Dad and his service for our country.
That generation went through the depression as well as WW II and they taught us values that are priceless.We see that the older we get.
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Post by GreyBeard Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:04 pm

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@Dunnzoo wrote:Amen doc, not many WWII vets left. My father-in-law was in the army and went to Germany. He is still with us at almost 96 years old, although his health is failing. Amazing generation of folks..

Janet, God Bless your Dad and his service for our country.
That generation went through the depression as well as WW II and they taught us values that are priceless.We see that the older we get.

Doc and Dunz ,my Dad was a proud WWII vet who sadly passed away this past March. My Mom followed 13 days later. It's been a rough year for my sisters and I.

A couple of years back, my Dad along with many other WWII vets, was invited to go to Washington D.C. to tour all of the WWII monuments. He was already in his early 90's and it was a one day trip from his home in Florida to D.C. and back. It took a lot out of him, but he didn't hesitate one bit. We have some great pictures of him from that trip, and one of my favorites is a picture of him speaking with 2 young Marines. At his funeral service, three Marines were dispatched and one played taps on his bugle while the other 2 folded the flag and presented it to my Mom. It was quite touching.

Thanks for remembering all those who served their country proudly and without hesitation.

PS-After his passing, my sister found his Marine uniform in the back of his closet. My sisters thought I should have it, so now I am it's proud guardian.

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Post by docstox12 Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:54 am

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@docstox12 wrote:
@Dunnzoo wrote:Amen doc, not many WWII vets left. My father-in-law was in the army and went to Germany. He is still with us at almost 96 years old, although his health is failing. Amazing generation of folks..

Janet, God Bless your Dad and his service for our country.
That generation went through the depression as well as WW II and they taught us values that are priceless.We see that the older we get.

Doc and Dunz ,my Dad was a proud WWII vet who sadly passed away this past March. My Mom followed 13 days later. It's been a rough year for my sisters and I.

A couple of years back, my Dad along with many other WWII vets, was invited to go to Washington D.C. to tour all of the WWII monuments. He was already in his early 90's and it was a one day trip from his home in Florida to D.C. and back. It took a lot out of him, but he didn't hesitate one bit. We have some great pictures of him from that trip, and one of my favorites is a picture of him speaking with 2 young Marines. At his funeral service, three Marines were dispatched and one played taps on his bugle while the other 2 folded the flag and presented it to my Mom. It was quite touching.

Thanks for remembering all those who served their country proudly and without hesitation.

PS-After his passing, my sister found his Marine uniform in the back of his closet. My sisters thought I should have it, so now I am it's proud guardian.

Greybeard,
So sorry on the loss of your Mom and Dad, but those two soulmates are happily together in Heaven now.I pray for healing and strength for you and your sisters.

I was just at the WWII Monument in DC with my wife in August.It is a beautiful memorial and I saw many old timer vets around that area.We remember as kids back in the 1950's all of the WWII vets being young men and now they are all in their 90's and we are losing them.I had many WWII vets in my Dental Practice from 1976 to 2001 as patients and I always loved hearing their stories if they cared to share them.I was even fortunate enough to have a WWI vet as a patient, he was 99 years old with one tooth but he loved coming to see me! He would say to me "get a six pack and come over and watch the Mets with me"!,LOL.Just wonderful people like your Mom and Dad who will never be replaced.

Your Dad's uniform is a cherished memory of his service and a time when the entire USA was as one to fight the Evils of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan.
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