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Offline Baltimore Ed

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Re: 74 years since Normandy
« Reply #25 on: June 11, 2018, 08:10:28 am »
Amen, Gettysburg too.
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Re: 74 years since Normandy
« Reply #26 on: June 11, 2018, 11:15:36 am »
Good story, Joe. Two of my daughters got over there a few years ago, but I've not made it yet.  I do hope to get the chance.

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Re: 74 years since Normandy
« Reply #27 on: June 11, 2018, 03:12:38 pm »
Have been to Arlington, Gettysburg, US Cemetery in Luxenburg where GSP is buried and a few others.  I also visited some German war cemeteries.  I had the same type feelings looking at the graves of the German soldiers as I did the Americans. Somehow their being soldiers out weighed the evils of Hitler's Naziism.  Not sure if soldierhood would have held sway in a cemetery with a bunch of SS.
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Re: 74 years since Normandy
« Reply #28 on: June 11, 2018, 04:15:10 pm »
A worthy topic drift is the honorable mention of the final resting place of the fallen warriors.

I too have walked the sacred grounds of Arlington, Shiloh, Gettysburg, Antietam and so many more...
One of the most hallowed in my opinion is the Seminole Negro Indian Scout Cemetery @ Brackettville Texas.
I was in Bracketville filming "Alamo the Price of Freedom"

I visited it in 1985 and was shocked by its rundown condition. There are Four Medal of Honor Recipients there.
Their old wooden crosses were weathered and deteriorating.

Adam  Paine
Isaac  Payne
Pompey  Factor
John  Ward

Today there a Seminole Indian Scouts Cemetery Association, there proper stones on the 4 graves above and The graveyard is carefully tended. 

If in West Texas , I urge your to visit Ft. Clark Springs and the Seminole Indian Scouts Cemetery.

You might want to stay the night in the motel ( old original cavalry barracks ) and take dip in the HUGE fresh water spring pool !

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Re: 74 years since Normandy
« Reply #29 on: June 16, 2018, 01:58:25 am »
Looked up My uncle Leonard's obit and found this info:

"After joining the U.S. Air Force during World War II, he was transferred to the Eighth Air Force at Bradley Field and fought with the 56th Fighter Group in England, where he was promoted to Second Lieutenant."

Looked up the 56th and they did support the D Day landings in P47s
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