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#1 Adg105200

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Posted 06 June 2017 - 07:29 AM

Just think. 73 years ago, the Allied invasion of Normandy.

Remember those who died.

Here is a interesting website with a minute by minute:

http://www.dday-over...ng/dday_minutes

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Posted 07 June 2017 - 07:05 PM

At this time of year I always think of my buddy from E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne... Captain Dick Winters. I wish I could of been there with you pal. Now is the time to watch "Band of Brothers", especially to all you young-ans that haven't seen it, it's a must see. 

 

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Posted 07 June 2017 - 08:48 PM

Wow, very nice picture! Was thinking of watching it again myself. Great movie! Speaking of which, has anyone seen the Thompson sling signed by Bill Guarnere on eBay?

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 06:52 PM

Love that pic of Winters. Band of brothers is by far my favorite WWII doc/movie.

And I am probably considered a youngin' at 35...

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 09:13 AM

Just a solemn reminder of this historical day 74 years ago. One of the greatest generations.

Next year will be the big 75th anniversary (obviously).


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Posted 06 June 2018 - 07:39 PM

Appalled and saddened that this day is going almost umnoticed by the lamestream media. I guess they feel it's not important anymore and just ancient history. So dammit I'm posting this for all those who sacrificed so much so that we all could lead better lives.

I want to acknowledge my friend and neighbor Cpr.Frank Audiffred of Baton Rouge who was there in France and was Blown out of 5 tanks and was the only survivor of his last tanker during the Battle of the Bulge which ended the war for him.

Frank now at 97 yrs. young had to finally go to assisted living facility last year with his wife of 73 yrs. after their health prevented them from staying in there home directly across the street from me which they loved and did not want to leave.

I miss him every day, easily the best neighbor that I ever had.

He was interviewed some time ago by author Adam Makos of the great book, "A Higher Call" for a future book about the "Bulge" battle. I only hope that the book will be published in time for him to see it.

And also, here is another photo which Dick Winters gave me of him during the early days of his training at Camp Toccoa. If you haven't read "Band of Brothers' by Steven Ambrose or seen the miniseries please do so, and if you have, it might be time for a revisit.

Thank you both, you are the best!

 

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 10:15 PM

Thanks for sharing Mike. A tribute to all who served. It is inevitable but sad that with each passing year there will be less and less WW2 survivors. It is up to us to keep the history alive.

I've read, A Higher Call, Band of Brothers, Beyond A Band of Brothers by Dick Winters(highly recommend reading it if you haven't), Longest Day, D-Day by Ambrose, and a few others I can't remember right now. All worth reading.

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 12:26 PM

seems the day is going by without any mention of this here also, it was a turning point in history


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Posted 08 June 2018 - 03:28 AM

Higher call is a great book. The makos book about the bulge will be a good read i have to keep an eye out for it thx.
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Posted 08 June 2018 - 03:48 PM

This is a photo that I created for an article on D Day a couple of years ago

 

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 04:14 PM

Wow, very nice picture! Was thinking of watching it again myself. Great movie! Speaking of which, has anyone seen the Thompson sling signed by Bill Guarnere on eBay?

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I have a lower signed by Buck Compton, Earl McClung and Brad Freeman. This was a few years ago at a gun show in Louisville. The highlight was when Brad looked at Buck and said, "Hey Buck. You sure did a lot of damage with a Thompson." Buck leaned back and smiled from ear to ear.  

 

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 04:56 AM

Wow, very nice picture! Was thinking of watching it again myself. Great movie! Speaking of which, has anyone seen the Thompson sling signed by Bill Guarnere on eBay?

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I have a lower signed by Buck Compton, Earl McClung and Brad Freeman. This was a few years ago at a gun show in Louisville. The highlight was when Brad looked at Buck and said, "Hey Buck. You sure did a lot of damage with a Thompson." Buck leaned back and smiled from ear to ear.  
 
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Now that is a special Thompson! I wish I could have met anybone of them.

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