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
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May 20, 2020 11:13:20 GMT -5
umpdan31: Sooner then that. We're on a mission!
May 20, 2020 21:20:46 GMT -5
umpdan31: JadeFog: i found a brand new in the box ConCor PRR mail car. Although the ones that I already have are all heavyweights with 6 wheel trucks, this one is a lightweight with 4 wheel trucks. I also picked up a few assorted couplers. Glad he was open again.
May 20, 2020 21:36:16 GMT -5
umpdan31: The mail car was 10 bucks. Not bad for a brand new car.
May 20, 2020 21:39:30 GMT -5
yardmaster54: Here in central Ohio it has done nothing but rain since Sunday. I'm starting to build an ark, does anyone have a motor for it.
May 21, 2020 13:46:55 GMT -5
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May 21, 2020 16:24:19 GMT -5
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May 26, 2020 19:32:22 GMT -5