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7 hours ago, Gunboat1 said:

Amen.  Thousands of brave young men changed the world on this day, risking and giving their lives so we can have our freedoms.

Honestly, i would not be here without them.  My mother's home country started it's liberation on this day.

That generation leaves me in awe.

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My dad went ashore at Utah beach on D-Day +1 and his unit set up an artillery detachment on the beach.  Their shelling was directed by a Piper Cub aircraft and focused on the famed hedgerow country.  He was a medic which reportedly kept him very busy throughout the war.  His detachment received a bronze star unit citation for their action on Utah beach.  Dad later received a bronze star for (what he described as carrying a guy out a mine field) during the Battle of the Bulge.  As with most WWII soldiers, he seemed to live an ordinary life after that (but we all knew he had nasty dreams for life). 

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Twice, i've been to the beaches.  Twice to the cliff.

I wondered out to the chest in the water....i can not see how they made it. It was purely chance who survived.  Clearly God's will.

There was no place safe on this day.

But by God and by guts they made it.

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53 minutes ago, willie-pete said:

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In 2004 i was in Paris, France, probably somewhere around June 8th.  We had just been the memorial in Normandy.

And the amazing artifacts in the museum was...one of these.

The place was Les Invalides....and  it was one of the most amazing museums i have ever seen dating back to the Norman conquest.

This pistol was crap. But i would pay darn good money for a first edition.

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7 minutes ago, Historian said:

In 2004 i was in Paris, France, probably somewhere around June 8th.  We had just been the memorial in Normandy.

And the amazing artifacts in the museum was...one of these.

The place was Les Invalides....and  it was one of the most amazing museums i have ever seen dating back to the Norman conquest.

This pistol was crap. But i would pay darn good money for a first edition.

Made by General Motors.

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3 hours ago, Historian said:

Twice, i've been to the beaches.  Twice to the cliff.

I wondered out to the chest in the water....i can not see how they made it. It was purely chance who survived.  Clearly God's will.

There was no place safe on this day.

But by God and by guts they made it.

Fortune favors the Bold!

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