My Father fought with the 77th Division 307 infantry company B in WWII in the Pacific.
He went in as a replacement on Guam, then to Leyte, then Okinawa and finally the occupation of Japan. He told me a story I would like to retail here: He said they had been on the Suri line for over a month, and had suffered many dead and wounded. He was in his fox hole when a regimental officer joined him. The officer asked him to find a company officer. My dad told him, there were none, they were all dead or wounded. The officer then asked for a NCO. My dad said they had all been killed or wounded. The officer asked my dad who he was. He told him he was PFC Green. He replied that he was Sargent Green now and to get the company ready, because there was a job he needed done.
You will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it. <> John Quincy Adams
Many thanks to all the veterans who have served and put their lives on the line.
My dad was in the Marine Corp during WWII and island hopping towards Japan. He told me that the troop ships were filthy, hot and the air was hard to breathe. The troops always preferred to being out on deck and sleeping on the deck too. Until I heard this story, I'd never given any thought to daily life during transport.
Brian, My father was in Pearl Harbor and the night before he shipped out he tied one on. He said he woke up, the next morning on a Liberty ship and did not see any of his fellow soldiers. He managed to get on the right ship before they left. He said they all looked the same. We built 2600 liberty ships during WWII. Regards, John
There's no honorable way to kill, no gentle way to destroy. There is nothing good in war. Except its ending. Abraham Lincoln
JNXT 7707: I'm in the odd position of needing to root for the Cowboys tonight. How distasteful
Nov 10, 2019 21:29:22 GMT -5
mph: Well, Jerry all of the Cowboys fans know who to blame for the loss.
Nov 11, 2019 7:35:56 GMT -5
rbturner: Jerry, are you OK this morning?
Nov 11, 2019 9:58:27 GMT -5
JNXT 7707: I do what I can, Mark Yes Randy I'm OK - I had a doctor's appt. early today. Then we had to go to Wal-Mart, which wasn't that bad because it's right beside Cowboy's Stadium. Brings back fond memories
Nov 11, 2019 11:03:58 GMT -5
rbturner: Weather for central Ohio; unseasonably cold with 1-3 inches of ****.
Nov 11, 2019 11:08:12 GMT -5
JNXT 7707: We started out this morning in the 60s - supposed to be in the 20s tonight. I don't care where you are, that's cold!
Nov 11, 2019 12:13:41 GMT -5
oldtimer52: God, yesterday it was in the 70's and today it's nose diving into the 20's. And the wind chill is heading for the single digits. That's cold.
Nov 11, 2019 14:58:20 GMT -5
JNXT 7707: That is cold, OT. I've been in Texas so long anything under 40 is cold to me
Nov 11, 2019 16:06:50 GMT -5
burlington77: Light snow this morning and cold. Lows tonight in the single digits, currently 16 degrees. Fortunately this is Missouri, so the temps are expected to be back in the 50's this weekend.
Nov 11, 2019 20:53:19 GMT -5
rbturner: It's snowing like mad here. Luckily the ground was fairly warm and it is melting right away. For now.
Nov 11, 2019 21:09:36 GMT -5
JNXT 7707: We'll be about 10 degrees warmer all around, B.
Nov 11, 2019 21:47:44 GMT -5
rbturner: 3" of snow here. Schools are closed.
Nov 12, 2019 8:50:25 GMT -5